As a treat for going through the torture of three separate, brief teases, we’ve finally received the actual theatrical trailer for Rian Johnson‘s sci-fi time-travel film Looper. The picture casts Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a younger Bruce Willis, and this trailer gives a better look at the somewhat complex plot that the director behind two of my personal favorites, Brick and The Brothers Bloom, has concocted. The film has actually already been screened (impressions here) and, going off this trailer, one can certainly see Johnson‘s wit and humor mixed into a tightly-constructed adventure.
Check it out below (via Apple):
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 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.
Also starring Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, and Jeff Daniels, Looper arrives on September 28th.
What are your initial impressions of Looper, based on this brief hint?
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