A brand new UK trailer has arrived for Brick director Rian Johnson’s time-travel head-fuck Looper. Here is a film that has got me well and truly excited, and judging by what I have seen so far, this is going to be pretty special. I could be wrong, but I am sure we haven’t really had a great time-travel thriller since Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece Twelve Monkeys, and with Bruce Willis also featuring here with yet another bald head, all signs are good.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is proving himself to be a very promising actor after taking on some very big roles recently, including The Dark Knight Rises and Inception, and he is also a bit of a regular got Johnson after starring in both the directors previous films Brick and The Brothers Bloom. Looper is going to be the thinking man’s thriller, a clever little film which should hopefully get cinema audiences talking, and possibly coming back for more. I doubt a director like Johnson will make a time-travel film easy, so be prepared to have your brain fried!
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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