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“Looper” trailer arrives in time


After a long week of teases and hints, the first trailer for Rian Johnson‘s time-travel crime thriller, “Looper”, is available online.

It looks like being an expectedly unexpected head trip – and one which, coming from the singular vision of the guy who brought you Brick and The Brothers Bloom“, promises a twisted temporal tale with a brilliant cast – Joseph Gordon Levitt, who’s appeared so far in all of  Rian Johnson’s films, is the lead, Bruce Willis is…well, that would be telling and Emily Blunt is looking decidedly haunted and in possession of a shotgun.


Yeah, the picture above is a bit of a clue as to the relationship between Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis – and it’s the nature of how young JGL embodies the mannerisms of the older Willis which is making this movie of particular interest to me.

That's not going to end well...

Visual verve, timey-wimey confusion, sci-fi futurism, genre awareness and one of the most interesting directors working today – I’m really looking forward to seeing this film when it opens in the UK on 28th September.

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Rian Johnson’s “Looper” previews – expect greatness…

Rian Johnson has made two of my favourite movies of recent years – the high-school neo-noir “Brick” and the European caper romance, “The Brothers Bloom”.  In wholly unrelated news, the latter film starred Rachel Weisz in one of her best and most unexpected roles, as an eccentric heiress caught up in nefarious goings-on and finding herself quite good at being bad.

Do not trust this woman with an exotic sports car...

Me, enjoying a film with Rachel Weisz in it?  Will wonders never cease, etc.

A gifted film maker on the rise...

Going back to Rian Johnson, as this post is about him, various blogs and press types were quietly invited to a very early screening of his SF/time travel picture “Looper” on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

It’s not out until later in 2012, but the early reviews suggest an absolute modern classic-in-waiting, of Nolan-esque proportions.

Time for a trailer perhaps, studio folk?


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