A New Viral Campaign Lets You Join The Looper Network
August 13, 2012
Last month, Rian Johnson's upcoming Looper launched its official website at Loopermovie.com with a tease of an interactive viral campaign called The Looper Network yet to come. Today, that site has officially opened and fans can sign up to create their own digital Looper which looks to be part of an ARG that will begin offering missions on August 22nd.
Once you've signed up, you'll receive the follwing message from Abe (Jeff Daniels' character):
Congratulations for accepting our proviso.
You are now one of the elite, one of the privileged class of Loopers who has been given a chance to thrive in this gutter of a world. I'm from the future, and if you think it's bad now, believe me— it only gets worse. You're going to want to use this new wealth I'm putting into your hands to prepare yourself and possibly brush up on your Mandarin.
This job isn't for the weak. We value Loopers who aren't afraid to face each day like it might be their last, because some day, you might have to face yourself.
Follow the link to finish your profile, grab a blunderbuss, and get ready— you're going to hit the ground running.
Welcome to the Looper Network. From now on, I'm the most important person in your life.
In the film, which hits on September 28th, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.