Director Rian Johnson’s (Brick) Looper is just over a month away, and I am very excited about this one. The plot sounds terrific, with time travel, assassins and a poor chap hired to kill his future self, the cast is incredible, and with Rian Johnson in charge how can this possibly go wrong? I am expecting big, frantic and intelligent things from this film, something quite possibly on a par with Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys perhaps? We will find out on 28th September.
Just the other day a brand new, French trailer landed for the film, and not only does is show off some rather cool new scenes, it also has a voiceover by star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He plays Joe, a ‘Looper’ who is hired to kill people’s future selves. In the new trailer his voiceover goes into plenty of detail about his job, and his predicament, but does not spoil the film from what I can figure out. Check out the brilliant new trailer at the bottom of this post.
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