One hundred minutes to go before Robin Cook’s latest medical “thriller” hits the bookshelves. That’s on Aug. 5. Here’s how that loopy math breaks down:
“Foreign Body,” the book, comes to market following a 50-episode online prequel from the four guys at Big Fantastic who brought us “Prom Queen” and “Sam Has Seven Friends.” Five episodes go live each week, to the tune of two minutes each.
The promo scheme was put together by Michael Eisner’s Vuguru and Putnam Books, a first of sorts with old media picking up the trail of new media. Big Fantastic shot the web series in under a month.
The first “Foriegn Body” webisode just went live on the project’s web site, taking a mere 60 seconds to get a beauty into her underwear, sex traveling at the speed of “Prom Queen.”
The action begins in New Delhi, India, where a mysterious hot nurse puts a mysterious injection into an older woman, who seems fast-tracked for the final suprise. The nurse works for “cutthroat medical entrepreneurs” for “their own mysterious ends.” A mystery, apparently. Something to do with medical tourism.
Then it’s off to Malibu, where “dangerous Indian beauties” advance the plot by frolicking in the surf (possibly outside Eisner’s digs).
There’s your two-minute fix. Short Attention Span Theater. Let me know how it turns out, will you?