It’s rare to get smart, big-budget sci-fi in Hollywood and with a complex initial set-up, Sony Pictures is trying their best to convey the time-travel aspects of Rian Johnson‘s Looper. Set to open the Toronto International Film Festival in under a month, we’ve now got an international trailer that attempts to convey the mechanics of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his encounter with his older self, played by Bruce Willis. If you’ve been paying attention thus far, then you know how it all works, but judging from this preview, The Brothers Bloom and Brick director still has lots hidden away, including more bloody violence than we’ve previousy seen. Check it out below for the film also starring Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo and Jeff Daniels.
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.
Looper arrives on September 28th.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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