This looks like it has something to do with the upcoming HBO vampire series True Blood. My bud Devin from CHUD.com has informed me there is an HBO series coming soon called True Blood and one of the plot points of the story is the creation of a synthetic blood called "tru blood" which allows vampires to reveal themselves to the world now that they no longer have to prey on humans.
This aligns with the quote I found buried on Revenant.com:
"Thank You For Answering The Call And Joining Us.But What It Means To Us Is Almost Beyond Words.Tru Blood can sustain us. The Bonds of Blood Will No Longer Hold Us Hostage."
And it also aligns with the mysterious initials "T B" that are in the letter below.
Nothing remains a mystery long on the internet. :-)
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Ok... now either this is the start of some new, clever viral marketing campaign for a movie that's coming out soon - or I'm embarrasing myself by posting up something I received in the mail that's totally unrelated to any movie at all. :-)
I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out just what the item I received today in a translucent envelope really is. The only vague clue is the inclusion of the initials T.B.
For more information and pictures of what I received, read on.
Below you'll see everything I received today. It was addressed to me personally with no mention of Screen Rant and was postmarked New York. You can see the packaging is quite fancy (and I would say expensive) including a heavy black envelope that was sealed with red wax bearing the mysterious T.B. once again.
For any of you that may be good at decoding or cryptography here's a detailed look at the "writing" and the odd symbol in the message that was inside the black envelope:
So... this is either:
A. Something really obvious related to some movie that I'm totally missing the boat on.
B. Something that's actually tricky to figure out and related to some movie.
C. Something totally unrelated to any upcoming movie and I've just revealed some weird piece of mail from some unknown stalker, fan or lunatic to tens of thousands of people. :-)
My first thought was that it might have something to do with the upcoming film The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, based on the look of the symbols.
Update 1:Ryan from ShockTilYouDrop.com found this website: Chishio.jp which has more and similar items and the same logo seen above. The last time there was a viral site with a Japanese domain it was courtesy of J.J. Abrams and had to do with Cloverfield...
Update 2:Apparently the symbols above are Egyptian (a friend of Ryan's received the same letter and had it analyzed by UCLA's language department!) so it may be Mummy 3 related, but I'm also thinking it might have something to do with the Street Fighter movie? Of course that's still nine months away from opening so the Mummy flick is more likely.
Update 3: Other people/sites who have received similar letters:
JHutchins.net - The official site of novelist J.C. Hutchins
YesButNoBtyes.com - A self-described pop culture blog.
Cactus Pix - Describes itself as a "Motion Picture Company."
The registry info says it was registered on March 27th of this year. It's not owned by any studio.
Update 4:Thanks to the decoding skills of some of the folks over at Unfiction.com the following website has been uncovered: RevenantOnes.com. There is a countdown timer on the site set to expire at 7PM Eastern Standard Time tonight.
The domain was registered on February 13th of this year but they're using privacy to mask the ownership. "Revenant" means "a person who returns as a spirit after death" or a corpse that returns from the grave, aka: a zombie.
There is also a forum that is not yet accessible on the site called the Trublood Forum. And I was able to locate the following phrase:
Thank You For Answering The Call And Joining Us.But What It Means To Us Is Almost Beyond Words.Tru Blood can sustain us. The Bonds of Blood Will No Longer Hold Us Hostage.
I also discovered there will be the following areas:
And here's an image buried on the site:
So what do YOU think?