Here’s a second trailer for Rian Johnson‘s upcoming time travel, sci-fi, action, thriller, Looper. This one finally adds some story to a world where criminals send their hits to past to have them taken out, permanently. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis as the same man, only thirty years apart, this flick looks like a wild adrenaline ride. I only hope the time-travel bits are packaged neatly. If not ,the plot holes could sink the whole picture.
In the futuristic action thriller Looper, 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 – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day they decide to “close the loop”, sending back Joe’s future self for assassination.
I like the premise, a lot actually. And yes, the trailer does give me a much better sense of where the movie is going, but I’m not really sure how Levitt and Willis are meant to be interacting. Are they helping each other but eventually will turn on one another? It’s unclear. And is Looper playing by the time travel rule that if you kill yourself in the past you cease to exist?
What do you guys think of Looper? Does it have the ingredients to be a bona fide sci-fi, action hit?