Following years of comments, casting, and general suspense, Looper will finally open at the end of this week. Having already seen the film — having written a soon-to-be-published review of it, too — I can confirm (or declare) that it’s going to leave a lot of people satisfied upon exiting the theater. Better yet? You probably don’t even know what the film’s really up to.
As a fun little bit of promotion, Sony have released a hand-drawn little preview which, though light on dialogue, is a visual treat. We can thank Rian Johnson‘s cousin, Zachary, for the excellent work; I’ll go further and commend him for not spoiling a single thing in these 90 seconds.
You can watch it below (via Apple):
There’s also B-roll footage of Looper‘s production, which provides some fun glimpses at what it’s like to shoot an ambitious sci-fi thriller. You’d best wait until the whole thing’s been seen, however, so come back then (via TrailerAddict):
A few clips have also made their way online, but — you’ve waited this long! Just hold out a few more days. Anyway:
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 opens on September 28th.
Does this collection of pieces increase your anticipation for Looper? Will you hold out and not watch until after the release?
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