I’m annoyed with teasers for trailers, but with Looper I’ll make an exception. Rian Johnson‘s sci-fi film is one of my most-anticipated of the year, and this tease only makes me more amped for the picture. For those unfamiliar with the flick, 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. I’ve been a little skeptical of the make-up job to make Gordon-Levitt look like Willis, but the tease puts my fears to rest because it works when you see it in motion.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser, and if you missed it on Friday, click here to check out the poster. The full trailer will be online in three day. Looper opens September 28th and co-stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, and Jeff Daniels. [Update: We’ve updated the article with two more teasers that offer more new footage.]
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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.