A new viral website has opened for director Rian Johnson’s Looper. The new site invites you to become an agent like Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film, and whilst living the highlife, you get to hunt down your future self. Here are your conditions on being an agent, per the site:
“There’s a stipulation in every Looper’s contract that he may someday be required to hunt down his future self, thus closing the contract, getting a huge pay-off and erasing any trace of the very illegal arrangement with his or her future employer. This is called Closing Your Loop. Cash out, get paid. Live those 30 years like only a Looper can”
However, if that sort of warning makes you nervous about becoming an agent, fear not, the following images (plus the one above) will show you the sort of life you can expect to live while being a Looper agent. The images feature stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (above), Paul Dano (below) and Piper Perabo (bottom).
If you sign up to the site, this is what you will see next:
Once you sign up and continue past this screen you will be greeted by a star from the film, Jeff Daniels (who plays Abe in the film), and you will then find out about your mission which starts on 22nd August. Abe explains:
“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… 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.”
You even get to choose your weapons:
To sign up to the website, follow the Looper link.
Click here to see some other news on the film, including a number of clips and trailers.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Looper has an impressive cast to drive the high concept story, with names like Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels, Piper Perabo and Gareth Dillahunt. Looper arrives in UK cinemas 28th September.
In the futuristic action thriller Looper, 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.
By Matt Wavish