This morning, an Eater Portland informant spotted a flyer posted on a utility pole in northwest Portland looking for a “stolen pig.” “Reward if found, no questions asked,” the poster reads, looking for a pig who “responds to” pig “”, loves “truffle and mushroom pie” and weighs around 600 pounds . The poster also includes an image of the pig, a light brown pig that appears to be rooted in the earth.
The image appears to have been cropped from the promotional photos of the film Pig, Nicolas Cage’s next film in which a truffle hunter searches the streets of Portland for his missing truffle pig. This movie, of course, is the most anticipated movie of the decade, if not the century, because, and I can’t stress it enough, someone steals the pig by Nicolas Cage, which is also the title of the film. This is Taken, better because it is a pig that is finally caught.
Flyer asks Portlanders to send leads on Instagram account @whohasmypig, an account with 44 subscribers and three posts from the pig in question, with captions like “Please share and help me find my stolen pig” or “She has been taken from me. DM with information or leads. “Hey man, I saw your sign, hope you find your pig,” one comment read.
Eater Portland reached out to both the Instagram account and the public relations team at production company Neon, seeking answers to the obvious questions: is this a guerrilla marketing ploy to get the Portlanders excited about the film (as if he needed help on that front)? Is it a passionate fan taking matters into his own hands? Has the owner of a pig lost a truffle pig at an inconvenient time? It’s a developing story that will be updated.