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Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Can't Kill Himself In Full Trailer For Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 12, 2012 7:18 PM
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Joseph Gordon Levitt, Looper,

Prosthetics, time-jumping, sci-fi, action...writer/director Rian Johnson certainly has a more than few balls in the air with "Looper" and after some tedious teasers for the trailer the whole magilla has finally be unveiled.

To recap: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis co-star in the film, where hitmen are employed by crime bosses in to kill targets sent back in time, and focuses on one such man (Gordon-Levitt), who finds himself faced with the task of killing his older self (Willis). How do they do this? As the trailer reveals, the Looper is sent back to the present day where time travel doesn't exist, and his targets are sent to him, wrapped up and ready to go, and they are quickly dispatched. Jeff Daniels co-stars as some kind of old veteran of the job, with Emily Blunt along for the ride with a barely glimpsed Paul Dano.

So far it's looks pretty good, and while the trailer (concept aside) might seem conventional, it's likely because the filmmakers are trying to hold back some of the surprises. But so far, we're liking what we're seeing, and Johnson's eye for framing and design is in full effect.

"Looper" opens on September 28th. [Embed via ComingSoon]

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  • Monty | April 13, 2012 2:26 PMReply

    This looks fucking awesome. Can´t wait!

  • Bea | April 13, 2012 5:43 AMReply

    Doesn’t this look remarkably similar to Minority Report?

  • jingmei | April 13, 2012 3:30 AMReply

    Wow awesome still of video ;D, we just watch clearly JGL's old school style of eyelines. This film looks like pretty classic style including Emily Blunt's looks. It's just damn cool.

  • jingmei | April 13, 2012 3:33 AM

    And suprisingly glad to see Paul Dano is in this!

  • Katie Walsh | April 13, 2012 3:09 AMReply

    That does not look like JGL. What did they do to his eyes/eyebrows?

  • Jimbo | April 13, 2012 2:50 AMReply

    Please tell me they didn't get an prominent apostrophe wrong in one of the first shots there?

    Surely it'd be Loopers' (plural) not Looper's (singular)?

  • Gilbag | April 13, 2012 1:20 AMReply

    Looks even better on the screen than the script did in my head. Nice shot of The Rainmaker near the end. Can't effin' wait.

  • AMD | April 12, 2012 8:32 PMReply

    "Jumper" , anyone?

  • Michael Bay | April 12, 2012 8:25 PMReply

    Idea seems similar to Time Crimes mixed with ..........

  • re | April 12, 2012 8:10 PMReply

    This looks unbelievably stupid.

  • dave | April 12, 2012 11:57 PM

    Except... it doesn't look anything like a Michael Bay movie. But OK.

  • RE | April 12, 2012 11:25 PM

    Because it looks like a Michael Bay movie? If the name "Rian Johnson" wasn't attached to it people would be laughing.

  • dave | April 12, 2012 9:29 PM

    How so?

  • KT | April 12, 2012 8:22 PM

    Yeah, it kinda does.

  • hmm | April 12, 2012 8:22 PM

    no it doesn't

  • a | April 12, 2012 7:32 PMReply

    Looks great. I did spot Dano in there a couple times, if that's what you meant by "not-yet-pictured." In the car with JGL at the beginning...

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