New Images from Rian Johnson’s Sci-Fi Thriller LOOPER Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

     March 17, 2012


We’ve got more sci-fi goodness to share on this fine WonderCon Saturday. Director Rian Johnson premiered the trailer for his new sci-fi film Looper at the film’s panel earlier today, and while the rest of us will have to wait a little while to get a peek at the film in motion, a couple new images have gone online to tide us over. 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. These images show off the subtle makeup used to make Gordon-Levitt resemble Willis, and I’m very impressed. Johnson’s previous films—the noir drama Brick and the quirky con man story The Brothers Bloom—are splendid, and I can’t wait to see him take on the sci-fi genre.

Hit the jump to check out the images, and be sure to look for our full write-up from the film’s panel later tonight or tomorrow. The film also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Looper opens on September 28th.

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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