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'Looper' Director Rian Johnson Planning Cyberpunk Sci-Fi Film

Looper director Rian Johnson planning new sci-fi film

Rian Johnson has emerged as one of the more creative voices in modern American cinematic storytelling, beginning with his classic Noir/detective genre-inspired high school tale Brick and moving on through to the whimsical caper flick The Brothers Bloom - culminating with last year's Looper, which easily became Johnson's most widely-attended film to date (with a $176.5 million global take) and inspired lots of discussion about the movie's time-travel plot mechanics and philosophical content.

The director's fans should be pleased to learn that he's continuing down the path of creating original content, as he's currently reported to be working on a new sci-fi film (but one that stands far apart from Looper).

/Film held its 10-hour marathon podcast benefitting FilmAid this past week, which involved discussions with many accomplished indie filmmakers and fan-favorites like Jason Reitman (Labor Day) and Edgar Wright (The World's End) discussing their upcoming projects. Johnson did as much, as revealed in the following Tweet from /Film head Peter Sciretta:

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