Sony Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Rian Johnson‘s time travel thriller Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. The film revolves around a mobster (Gordon-Levitt) working for a crime syndicate in the near-future. He, along with other so-called Loopers, kill people sent from the future by their boss. Things get complicated when he recognizes one victim as his future self (Bruce Willis) and lets him escape. Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels also star in the film.
I was already highly anticipating this movie because of the time travel premise but wow, this looks fantastic. Gordon-Levitt is made to look like Bruce Willis so it’s a bit unsettling to see at first but otherwise, this looks stylish and very exciting. Naturally, let’s hope there is more to this movie than what is shown in the trailer but so far so good.
Watch the trailer below or click over to Apple to watch in HD. Looper opens on September 28th.
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.