A fantastic new animated trailer for Rian Johnson’s sci-fi film LOOPER has been released. How cool is this? I saw the film a few weeks ago at TIFF and it really is one of the best films of the year. Johnson has crafted a truly compelling, smart, original, highly entertaining time travel film with a rich story and complex characters. Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, and Piper Perabo co-star. I’ll be seeing this one again when it hits theater next weekend. Trailer courtesy of Apple.
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. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.