First Trailer for Rian Johnson’s LOOPER Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis

     April 12, 2012


The first trailer for writer-director Rian Johnson‘s Looper has gone online.  The futuristic thriller takes place in a world where time travel exists, but is only used on the black market. When the mob wants to kill someone, they send the target 30 years into the past where a contract killer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) does the dirty work. Things are going smoothly until Gordon-Levitt’s future self (Bruce Willis) is sent into the past to be killed.  As a huge fan of Johnson’s previous work, Brick and The Brothers Bloom, I was already pretty damn excited for Looper, but this trailer is incredibly cool.  I love the premise and cast, and it looks as if Johnson has applied his wholly original filmmaking style to the sci-fi genre to great success.  I still don’t entirely know how Gordon-Levitt’s Bruce Willis impression is gonna play for an extended period of time, but it’s a minor qualm and I really haven’t seen enough footage to make a fair assessment.  All in all, I’m willing to bet Johnson’s about to go 3 for 3.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, and Jeff DanielsLooper opens on September 28th.

Click over to Apple to watch in HD.

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.



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  • jo

    not actually up on apple trailers atm sadly

    • keir

      Yeah, what the f?

  • Emania

    Its not up on itunes website fyi

  • AlexHeyNa

    I can’t find this GD trailer anywhere! These people know April Fools was over a week ago, right?

  • Sci-fi

    The trailer is not there!

  • Mars

    disappointing trailer. looks low budget and the cinematography looks terrible.

    • Sci-fi

      “disappointing trailer. looks low budget and the cinematography looks terrible.”

      You need to get your eyes checked because this looks nothing like a low budget film, and the cinematography looks dazzling.

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  • pooper

    It looks amazing… one thing that has been confusing me ever since is heard of this film is: Why not just kill them in the future instead of going to the hassle of sending them back in time????

    • CL

      I’m sure it’ll be explained. Something along the lines of law enforcement tech is so good in the future, there’s no more unsolved murders or something or other…

      As for the trailer, I was more hyped up with their teasers all week. Maybe I was expecting too much. Still looks good though and Rian Johnson hasn’t failed me yet.

    • mee

      director said they are sent back bc they can dispose of the body in the past

      • mee

        because no one will be looking for a dead person in the past. while if you kill a person in the present, obviously friends and family are gonna realize you’re gone and look for you. but you kill a guy in the past from the future who isn’t supposed to be there anyway? perfect crime. DUH

      • pooper

        hahaha… seems like a bit of a stretch… i mean we see him burning a body in the past… surely they will explain it though

    • Lexavi80

      Because that’s the best way to not leave any evidence.

  • mee

    film looks good, trailer it kinda poorly cut. the music especially is AWFUL. shitty rock.

    • Lexavi80

      Agree, Not crazy about the music eother.

  • Emania

    Trailer was meh, honestly the teasers amped it up too much.

    Either way I am big fans of Rian Johnson and JGL so I am still very much looking forward to this movie

  • T

    i REALLY wish they hadn’t tried to make JGL look like Bruce Willis. I could have suspended my belief, but now if I want to see this film I’ll have to be distracted by the bad makeup job.

    • Emania

      It was definitely an interesting choice…I think it will work out in the end, have faith

    • SaschaD

      We must have watched 2 different trailers. If you paid attention, they never said they wanted to make him completely look like Willis. Just certain features and I think it looks great.

      I guess more room in the theater for me. Great.

    • pooper

      haha sounds like someone has a crush on Levitt and is gonna miss staring at him!! the makeup is great and creative, and its good to see a studio prepared to take a risk instead of banking on name/face recognition to market the movie

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  • Strong Enough

    meh i’m getting a “In Time” vibe from this

  • Derek

    Jeff Daniels? Shit, I’m in.

  • Kimian

    nobody can kill Bruce Willis !!!!

    • Marouane

      Yes, except himself !

  • Spock Jenkins

    Does the Future-Willis remember his younger self trying to assassinate his older self, when he was younger?

    ( Yes, that sentence does make sense. )

    • BobLoblaw

      Yeah, looks like he does. He seems pretty prepared when he shows up in the past. That’s been one of the most interesting parts of this premise to me, that the mark is always going to be one step ahead of the assassin.

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  • Lexavi80

    SHIT YEAH!!!!!!

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