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UPDATED with pictures of tangible viral goodies! Live the high life as only a Looper can with this new viral campaign

Aug. 15, 2012by:

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This article has been UPDATED with pictures of mysterious materials related to the "Looper Network" that arrived via mail, including an inscribed key of sorts and personal message to JoBlo himself (aka Berge Garabedian).  You can find them at the bottom of this article.

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We're less than two months out from the release of LOOPER (September 28th), a stripped down and grimy sci-fi tale that I'm actually looking forward to even more than I was PROMETHEUS.  It has just about everything I might want in my sci-fi, and then on top of all of that it has the dream team of writer/director Rian Johnson and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  But the fact of the matter is, LOOPER is a smaller-scale film and so needs all the promotional help it can get. 

And that's where you come in, with the opprortunity to learn more about the world of LOOPER being offered in exchange for your participation.  Head on over to the Looper Network, and there you'll find the opportunity to sign up and register yourself as an official Looper (the formal title of Gordon-Levitt's hitman job in the film).

Do so, and you'll be greeted by this screen:

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Sign up and you'll also receive the following email from the character of Abe (played by Jeff Daniels):

"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."

And speaking of "grab your blunderbuss," here's a shot of the weapon/vehicle selection screen:

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I suggest you load up - your first mission begins August 22nd.    

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Scope the sweet viral goodness.  I may or may not have typed that phrase just to be able to say that I have now typed that phrase.

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Extra Tidbit: I've been talking to a friend who works in sound design and music composition and happens to in turn be friends with the composer of LOOPER and director Rian Johnson. He says that the music and sound design samples he has heard "sound f***ing phenomenal."
Source: Looper Network

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