Writer/director Rian Johnson has come a long way in his career, despite only having done three feature films. He started with the strange noir Brick, which I wasn’t particularly crazy about, and followed that up with the excellent con film The Brothers Bloom. Now he’s returning with his third effort, a sci-fi actioner entitled Looper.
In the clip, Willis’ character wants to sidestep a conversation about time travel, which, in a way, seems to be what Johnson was trying to do. While at Comic-Con, he had this to say about the film:
I put a lot of shoe leather into going over the script, and making sure the story worked, and ticked, without the sci-fi elements complicating it too much. Making sure the time travel did its job and got out of the way. So hopefully at the end of it, it makes sense, you don’t have to think about it too deeply
I find myself saying this a lot recently, but this is another screenplay I had the opportunity to read last year. Aside from a few temporal problems at the end, which I’m hoping have been fixed in subsequent drafts, the story was a rather interesting one that will more than likely translate into an engaging film.
Looper is set to open The Toronto International Film Festival next month and will arrive in theaters on September 28th.
Check out the clip below and let us know what you think in the comments.