“In the year 2042, a mob hit man assassinates targets that arrive from the future of 2072. For him it's just a job... till he receives a new target: himself from the future.”
I’ve always liked time travel stories that deal with the paradox of meeting your future or past self. This new film from director-writer Rian Johnson looks like a fascinating blend of thoughtful drama and intense action. Johnson has previously directed and written Brick (2005) and The Brothers Bloom (2008). Neither of these is science fiction, but The Brothers Bloom, which I watched fairly recently, demonstrated Johnson’s ability to construct a complex plot with interesting characters, that uses both drama and humor effectively.
The casting of the movie is also exceptional! Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe in the “past” and Bruce Willis plays Joe in the “future”. Emily Blunt, Piper Perabo, Paul Dano and the always brilliant Jeff Daniels round out the cast and are always a treat in any film they appear in.
Looper is coming to theaters September 28, 2012. Enjoy the trailer!