‘Looper’ Trailer Preview, Hosted by Rian Johnson & Joseph Gordon-Levitt [Updated]

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 17th, 2012 at 2:24 pm,

Looper Trailer Previews Looper Trailer Preview, Hosted by Rian Johnson & Joseph Gordon Levitt [Updated]

[UPDATE: Click Here to watch the Looper trailer]

If you haven’t seen our reports on the 2012 slate of sci-fi movies, suffice to say, the genre is getting as much exposure as superhero movies this year.

One of the more anticipated sci-fi flicks (for cinephiles who lean slightly toward the art house end of things) is Looper, the new time/mind-bending thriller directed by acclaimed filmmaker Rian Johnson (Brick) and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Bruce Willis as younger and older versions of a hitman tasked with assassinating himself.

If that explanation above isn’t sufficient, Johnson and Gordon-Levitt host an announcement of the upcoming Looper trailer, complete with first-hand explanations about what the film is about and plenty of preview footage:

If THAT wasn’t enough of an explanation about what Looper is all about, check out this synopsis from an earlier article we wrote:

The story chronicles a future in which time travel is a black market technology used by mobsters for assassinations. They send targets into the past to be eliminated by hitmen of that era. When a hitman has outlived his usefulness, the mob sends him back in time to be unwittingly eliminated by his past self – thereby closing the “loop” of loose ends.

The wrinkle comes when hitman Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) recognizes his older self (Bruce Willis) and fails to eliminate him. The mob sends back a hit squad to get rid of both Joes, while interaction with his haggard older self begins to affect younger Joe in unpredictable ways.

If you haven’t seen Brick, but are a lover of A) Classic Film Noir murder-mysteries B) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, then get your hands on that film as soon as possible. A quick viewing of Brick will likely explain why Johnson has such a cult-following at this point in his career – and why there are such high expectations for Looper to be both smart and thrilling (check out some early reviews).

As stated in the video clip, expect to see the official Looper trailer in 3 days. The film hits theaters on September 28, 2012.

Source: iTunes Trailers

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  1. uhhh where is the video clip?!?

  2. where’s the actually trailer preview?

    • Dur… I forgot the most important thing… FIXED NOW.

      • Did you send you future self back in time to fix your mistake? ;)

  3. ahhh there it is!

  4. What did joseph gordon levitt say? “Which is how you know its a movie cuz in real life id be more like _” I couldnt understand what he said at the end there.

    • screwed

    • “because in real life id be screwed”

  5. i just watched brick in my media arts class a couple weeks ago. i thought it was really good.

  6. Is it just me or does it look like they did something to JGL’s face to make him look more like Bruce Willis. That’d be weird…and unnecessary.

    • yes screenrant even did an article on it http://screenrant.com/scifi-roundup-lockout-looper-images-kofi-159912/

      • Oh cool! Thanks I didn’t see that one. I do admit I think it’s unnecessary though. I mean we’ve been watching movies where people see past versions of themselves or have flashbacks for years and we’ve never needed them to actually look JUST like the person outside of eye and hair color. Audiences learned to suspend their disbelief a long time ago regarding stuff like that. I think MIB3 might be doing something similar with Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones. Hope it doesn’t start some new trend.

        • yeah i mean its good for believability but i like my actors looking like themselves, not like a different actor. gets kinda weird. but we will see how it turns out with looper.

          • Agreed. I like JGL and would rather see him in the role than a weird Bruce Willis version of him.

  7. “..the new time/mind-bending thriller directed by acclaimed filmmaker Rian Johnson (Brick) and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception)..”

    Of course, Gordon-Levitt was in both movies, but actually had the starring role in “Brick.”

  8. Affect, not Effect. You have an affect on someone/thing, which in turn has an effect on them/it.

    • The same relationship as “imply” and “infer.”

      • LOL I copy and pasted that from an older post… where someone has also pointed out that mistake. [Double Facepalm]

      • Not quite. It’s the same relationship as that between ‘imply’ and ‘implication’ (or ‘infer’ and ‘inference’).

        • In the context of your explanation, you have an affect on someone, so they are effected by it, it IS a similar relationship. In both cases, one is the cause, and the other is the result.

          • You know, not to be the grammar nazi, but actually ALL of you are using “affect” wrong… The OP was right that the original way it was used in the article was wrong, but the way he explained it was also wrong, and the way Old Rogue is explaining it is still wrong, haha. Affect is a verb. Effect is a noun. You affect things, you can’t have “an affect” on anything, you’ll have an effect on something after you affect it… Affect will never follow “an” since it’s not a noun… :-P

            I think all of you understand the correct way to use the two, just describing it a little wrong, but I understand it’s sometimes harder to try to explain something. Thus why it’s important to be grateful toward your teachers. Now you see how frustrating it is for them. :-P

            • Go back and read my reply again. What you said, I said just before you; “one is the cause, and the other is the result.”

              Well, except for your nonsense about not following “an” with a verb. “An” is an indefinite article used instead of “a” before words beginning with a vowel sound. All words, not just non-nouns.

              To make matters even more complicated (though not in this particular instance), “affect” and “effect” can both be used as a nouns or verbs, depending on the context.

              I’ll leave the last word to Grammar Girl, who IS a grammar nazi.

              “Affect with an a means “to influence,” as in, “The arrows affected Ardvark,” or “The rain affected Amy’s hairdo.”

              Effect with an e has a lot of subtle meanings as a noun, but to me the meaning “a result” seems to be at the core of all the definitions. For example, you can say, “The effect was eye-popping,” or “The sound effects were amazing,” or “The rain had no effect on Amy’s hairdo.”

              • @Old Rogue

                LOL, ok dude, I’m not going to argue with you. Again, you understand how to use them, but your explanations are all over the place, lmao!! :-D

  9. I like the story, the actors and the director. I’m huge fan of Brick. BUT this smacks of a shelved script with several attempts at production called The Gemini Man. The premise is the clone of an aged assassin is tasked with killing the older version. I’m sure Johnson has done a re-write and or started from scratch, but it IS a big coincidense. Anyone else heard of the script Gemini Man? BTW – I’ll be there opening day.

  10. What is this movie about again? Oh wait, Bruce Willis is in it, so it doesn’t matter. When do they start selling tickets?? LOL :-D

  11. Interesting looking forward for this film

  12. It’s another teaser disguised as a teaser playing up another teaser.

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