This week on The Collision, the recent news of a remake of Videodrome causes us to explore if there are any sacred franchises that couldn’t be remade, rebooted, or given a sequel/prequel. Then, in a completely unrelated discussion, we talk about David Koepp’s Premium Rush because we couldn’t figure out a way to find a deeper theme regarding movies about bike messengers.
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Writer-Director Rian Johnson is 2-for-2 with me, as I stand in awe of Brick, and The Brothers Bloom was my favorite film of last year. Now Johnson has revealed a synopsis of his next film, Looper, to Cinematical. You may recall that on Monday, Johnson had to use Twitter to correct the erroneous logline THR provided in their story about Joseph Gordon-Levitt possibly toplining the flick. Here’s what Johnson said to Cinematical about Looper in more than 140 characters:
Looper is a time travel movie, set in a near future where time travel doesn’t exist but will be invented in a few decades. It’s pretty dark in tone, much different from Bloom, and involves a group of killers (called Loopers) who work for a crime syndicate in the future. Their bosses send their targets hogtied and blindfolded back in time to the Loopers, and their job is to simply shoot them in the head and dispose of the body. So the target vanishes from the future and the Loopers dispose of a corpse that doesn’t technically exist, a very clean system. Complications set in from there.
I didn’t think I could be more excited for Johnson’s next film. I was mistaken.