Rian Johnson’s LOOPER, Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, Set to Film in January

     August 12, 2010

Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom was my favorite film of last year and I can’t wait to see what he’ll do with his next movie, LooperProduction Weekly tweets that the film is set to go before cameras in January.  That simply won’t do.  I respect Johnson taking the time to make the best film possible, but January is like five months away and that’s way too long.  The sooner Johnson can make the film, the sooner I can see it, and the happier I’ll be.  I don’t know why Johnson is so dead set against my happiness.

The premise of Looper is slick.  It’s about hitmen in the near-future who kill people that are sent back in time from the distant-future so that the target can’t inconvenience the distant-future person who put out the contract.  The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis playing the younger and older versions of the same person, respectively.  I suppose it’s good to have a timetable (and it’s not a total surprise since Gordon-Levitt told Steve that he expected it to shoot early next year).  But I hate the wait.  I guess a double-feature of Brick and The Brothers Bloom will ease my sadness.

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