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

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 12, 2012 at 7:18PM

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.
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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]

This article is related to: Looper, Film Trailers, Rian Johnson, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt


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