A new poster for director Rian Johnson’s Looper has landed online, and it’s kind of great. 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. This UK poster teases the time travel device itself (which Johnson first shared in January), and I’m sure there are plenty of clues to be found that hint at larger story points expanded upon in the film. As a big fan of Johnson’s previous work (Brick and The Brothers Bloom), I can’t wait to see his take on the sci-fi genre.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. The film also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, and Jeff Daniels. Looper opens on September 28th.
Poster via IGN.
Here’s the official 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.