With writer-director Rian Johnson‘s Looper opening this weekend, all week I’ll be running exclusive video interviews with the cast and Johnson. The film takes place in a future where time travel exists, but it’s only used on the black market. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a “Looper”, a hitman who is contracted to kill people that are sent back in time, and then disposes of the bodies so the victim technically no longer exists. Things go awry when his future self (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time as a target and then escapes. The film also stars Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, and Paul Dano. For more on the film, here are 4 clips and Matt’s review.
At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I got to speak with Emily Blunt. We talked about the Looper script, if she’s a fan of the sci-fi/time travel genre, t-shirts, deleted scenes, and more. In addition, with Blunt getting ready to start filming director Doug Liman‘s All You Need is Kill with Tom Cruise, I asked her what it’s about and she said it’s “Groundhog Day with strange creatures taking over the planet.” Hit the jump to watch.
- T-shirt/nerd talk
- How we’ve talked about Looper at a few other press junkets and now we finally get to really talk about it
- The script for Looper
- Is she a fan of the sci-fi/time travel genre
- Deleted scenes talk
- What is she thinking about doing in the future. Talks about how she is about to start filming All You Need is Kill for Doug Liman and it also stars Tom Cruise. Describes it as “Groundhog Day with strange creatures taking over the planet.”
- Talks about how she loves sci-fi when it’s not gimmicky