A fantastic dialogue-free animated trailer for writer/director Rian Johnson’s sci-fi film Looper has gone online. The film takes place in a future where time travel exists, but is 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 an assignment and then escapes. The film itself is genuinely great on multiple levels with incredible performances all around, and this trailer’s gorgeous animation is a nice spoiler-free tease for what’s in store; you can also hear some of Nathan Johnson’s top-notch music.
Hit the jump to watch the animated trailer. The film also stars Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, and Piper Perabo. Looper opens on September 28th.
Click over to Apple to watch in HD. The artwork is by Zachary Johnson and the animation is by Noah Fisher and Zachary Johnson.
Here’s the synopsis for Looper:
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.