Looper is easily one of my most-anticipated movies of 2012. It’s the new film from Brick and The Brothers Bloom writer-director Rian Johnson, it’s got an awesome premise (present-day hitmen work for future mobs who use time-travel as a way to cover their tracks), and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Johnson has decided to kick off the year with some greatness by providing the first look at the time machine. It’s a black-and-white set photo so we don’t know how it will look in the final film, but I like the design. It gives the impression that it doesn’t need to look pretty because they’re not mass-produced (or one would hope; you can only have so many folks mucking with the time stream before it gets unruly).
Hit the jump to check out the full image. Looper opens September 28th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Looper:
Looper is a time-travel action thriller involves a killer (Gordon-Levitt) who works for the mob of the future. He, along with other so-called Loopers, dispose of people that are sent from the future. When he recognizes one victim as his future self (Willis), he hesitates, letting the man escape.