After 3 days of irritating as hell teasers for the actual trailer itself, the full blown trailer has arrived for Rian Johnson‘s futuristic time travel film Looper. The film has an intriguing and mind-bending premise that the trailer tries to outline for us. Truthfully, I’m still a bit confused as to what exactly is going on but the film does look quite good.
From what I can tell, the film has Joseph Gordon-Levitt acting as a hitman of sorts for the mob. In the future, the mob sends their targets back in time for Gordon-Levitt’s character to kill. Things are going well until one day, the mob wants to “close the loop” so to speak. They send Gordon-Levitt’s future self (played by Bruce Willis) back in time and essentially, Gordon-Levitt must kill himself, or his future self, which is still technically himself, right?
It’s a bit confusing but perhaps the trailer will clear it up for you. The film sports a grainy, low-budget look that for some reason, doesn’t feel too appropriate. That being said, the premise is definitley interesting as it plays with concepts like the time-space continuum and after giving this trailer a couple watches, I’m hooked.
Director Rian Johnson and Gordon-Levitt have worked together before, giving us a great film back in 2005 titled Brick. With Looper, it looks like we’ll be getting a gritty and exciting sci-fi flick that will hopefully bring something new to the genre.
Looper is scheduled to hit theatres on September 28th, 2012. You can check out the trailer below.
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.