Rian Johnson’s ambitious sci-fi/action flick Looper has been one of my most anticipated films of the year ever since the terrific premise and cast were revealed, and the early teaser helped establish the time travelling world of the film while confirming just how badass it looks. For those in need of a brief recap: Looper is set in a world where 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 they decide to “close the loop”, sending Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) back for assassination. A new international trailer was released today and it reveals more of the intriguing, slightly-futuristic world Johnson has created, as well as showcasing more of the impressive supporting cast, which includes Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels and Garret Dillahunt. In a recent interview with Esquire, Willis described the film as “better than anything I’ve ever done”, which is high praise indeed from the usually tight-lipped action hero. On the cinematic excitement scale for 2012, Looper is right up there alongside The Dark Knight Rises and Killing Them Softly for me, and I absolutely cannot wait.
Looper is due September 28 in the US. Watch the international trailer below (via The Playlist).
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