Summer isn’t shaping up to be all that special. Due to the blitzkrieg of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises, there aren’t that many really exciting summer movies coming up (I remain unconvinced on The Bourne Legacy).
That being said, the end of the summer promises something far more exciting. Today, a new trailer for Rian Johnson‘s time travel thriller Looper has been released and it looks to be shaping up as a possible highlight of the year.
Looper looks to be a narratively complex chase movie that hits all the right beats. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joe, a man who is hired by the mob to kill people who are sent back through time illegally on the black market. However, things begin to go haywire when the bosses decide to finish business by sending Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) back in time to be assassinated.
It is an absolutely fascinating premise and one that promises to pay off in a big way looking at the trailer. Sci-fi has always been a genre that works best when combining ideas with spectacle and Looper looks to be playing to both of those with great success. Admittedly, the ideas aren’t particularly original but Rian Johnson is an incredibly smart guy and we can expect something of worth from the filmmaker.
Aside from Willis and Levitt, Looper rounds out the rest of the cast pretty amazingly with Jeff Daniels, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano and Garrett Dillahunt all going along for the head scrambling ride.
Looper opens on September 28th. Check out the trailer below.