Back in 2013, when promoting the then-upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, the commercial team released a trailer for a "mutant conspiracy" around JFK's assassination.
They followed up with a full-fledged article entitled "The Bent Bullet Report", which narrated how Magneto supposedly altered a bullet's trajectory, effectively killing JFK.
It was a truly astounding piece of marketing which provided quite the immersion into the movie's setting.
I wanted to read it again, but unfortunately, the website it could be read on now redirects to 20th Century Fox's website. Is there any transcript of the whole article somewhere, in a companion book perhaps?
Bonus question: if the site being taken down was voluntary, was it explained why? (Given that other promotional material is still up, see below.)
- the Wayback Machine, obviously. Unfortunately, out of all 212 snapshots, the 30ish I've tried at random either redirect to Fox's website or bring up a
HTTP 302 response at crawl timeerror;
- Ignition Creative, the company which wrote the article, still features it on their X-Men: Days of Future Past page, but the link is the same dead one as above. Which is too bad, given that the two other promotional materials they released (Trask Industries' website and 25 moments) are still up;
- Chris Eyerman, the creative director, also featured it on his website, however while these are indeed screenshots from the site, a lot of the article is missing;
"the bent bullet report"yields only two pages of results but unless I'm really blind I didn't spot any relevant one;
- searching for
bent bulleton Fox's website yields nothing;
- the Wikia page for it does what wikias do, they take info and rephrase it to a point, but it's not the original content;
- the closest I could find is this article but the pictures given are still not the whole article - for instance, there is no mention of Azazel in those, while he was definitely featured in the full-fledged article.