The upcoming film "Repo Men" takes place in a future in which highly advanced artificial organs are common and can be easily purchased. However, they are also very expensive and if you miss a payment, "Repo Men" will literally hunt you down and "repossess the organ."
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik and starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker as the titular "Repo Men," the film is scheduled hit theaters March 19. Apple.com has posted a "Repo Men" motion comic that serves as a brief primer for the world of the film.
The "Repo Men" Motion Comic features artwork by Marvel Artist Dennis Calero ("X-Men: Noir") and a script by Jimmy Palmiotti and "Repo Men" screenwriter Eric Garcia. Sapochnik also helmed the motion comic, with Jude Law reprising his role as Remy.
In the "Repo Men" film, Remy becomes the recipient of an artificial heart and must go on the run from his former partner when he can no longer make the payments.
Motion comics are rapidly becoming a popular way to promote feature films in Hollywood. "The Crazies" and "Paranormal Activity" were both recently given the motion- and digital-comic treatment, respectively.
What do you think about the story behind "Repo Men"? What are your feelings regarding the ongoing "motion comic" trend in Hollywood? And which films do you think should also pursue that option? Let us know what you're thinking in the comment section below or on Twitter!