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[First Look] Rian Johnson’s ‘Looper’ Time Machine

Written by on January 3, 2012 


To kick off the New Year writer-director Rian Johnson, the brilliant mind behind Brick and The Brothers Bloom, delighted his Twitter followers by offering up a first look from his 2012 release, the time-traveling hitman tale Looper. The link takes you to Looper’s low-key blog, where he’s been posting a string of production pics, including a look at a curious plaster cast.

The caption reads simply, “Happy new year, all!” But it seems clear what Johnson has shared is a shot of himself in the time travel machine that his hero (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) uses to travel back in time to kill his targets, including what appears to be an older version of himself (Bruce Willis). While Looper is not slated to hit theaters until next fall, its domestic distributor Film District did a test screening in Los Angeles recently.  Our own Jordan Raup collected many of the audiences’ impressions here, and simply put critics and moviegoers alike were thrilled by Johnson’s foray into sci-fi.

Looper slated to open September 28, 2012.

What do you make of the latest image from Looper? Are you intrigued?

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