Here’s the latest casting news:
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Looper will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 31, and many of us will be looking to the special features to untangle the intricate time travel plot. Team Looper is ready to deliver. There a few featurettes (“Looper: From the Beginning”, “Scoring Looper“, and “The Science of Time Travel”) and a commentary track with director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt (that will add to Johnson’s in-theater commentary download). But the key draw is a whopping 22 deleted scenes with commentary by Johnson and co-star Noah Segan.
Check out the press release after the jump for the full breakdown of special features.
Earlier this week Collider was invited to a special L.A. screening of The Frozen at the Arclight Hollywood. The psychological thriller stars Brit Morgan (True Blood), Noah Segan (Looper), and Seth David Mitchell. When Mike (Mitchel) and Emma (Morgan) head off to the mountains in search of a romantic getaway they find their trip strained by tension in the relationship, but after a snowmobile accident leaves them stranded they must work together to survive. Soon after, Mike goes missing, leaving Emma alone in the wilderness with a mysterious hunter (Segan) tracking her through the woods. Hit the jump for a look at the official synopsis, trailer, and poster for the film, as well as the five things I learned at the screening.
After posting the trailer for director Rian Johnson’s Looper yesterday, some of you may have been left with questions about the time-traveling assassin flick. As luck has it, Johnson took a few minutes to dissect the trailer and call out specific things that fans should be anticipating. Johnson not only spoke about the look of the film, in what he called a “grounded science fiction world,” but also advised fans to wait and see Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s performance in make-up to get the total picture. He also commented on filming action scenes with Bruce Willis, saying that the veteran “showed us the ropes.” Looper also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, and Jeff Daniels and opens on September 28th. Hit the jump to see Johnson’s commentary and trailer for Looper.
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 Daniels. Looper opens on September 28th.
In a bit of early morning casting news, Variety is confirming that Jeff Daniels, Piper Perabo (USA’s Covert Affairs), and Noah Segan (The Brothers Bloom) have joined Rian Johnson’s (also of The Brothers Bloom) sci-fi/action film Looper. The three join a cast that already includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, and Paul Dano.
While the details of their newly acquired roles are currently unspecified, we do know that Looper is set to go in front of cameras later this month and that Primer writer/director Shane Carruth is working on some of the film’s time-travel effects. For those unaware, Looper is set in the near future and tells the story of an organized group of killers (known as “Loopers”) who go back in time, take out pre-determined targets, and then dispose of them as if they never existed. The film, which I’m eagerly anticipating, is currently looking at a 2012 release.