'Looper' Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Tries to Kill His Future Self

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After three days of vignettes featuring actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and writer/director Rian Johnson talking about how cool their new collaboration, Looper, is going to be - interspersed with bits of footage from the film's first trailer - we finally have the full theatrical promo for the sci-fi thriller to show you.

For those just tuning in: Looper marks Levitt and Johnson's second joint effort (following the cult indie hit, Brick), wherein the former plays a hitman who makes a living by eliminating people sent back in time from the future. However, things quickly get out of control when Levitt's character flubs up one of his jobs ... after recognizing that the "target" (Bruce Willis) is actually his future self.

Confused? Well, perhaps things will be a bit clearer after you hear Joe (Levitt) explain his situation in the first full-length trailer for Looper:


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There's a grainy, low-budget look to the photography and scenery in this Looper footage, mixed with unusual camera angles and movement that recalls Johnson's work on Brick (and, to a lesser degree, The Brothers Bloom). Much like the filmmaker successfully blended Classic Film Noir murder-mystery tropes into a high school setting with his previous Levitt collaboration, with Looper Johnson appears to offer an ingenious spin on sci-fi concepts concerning the dangers of messing with the time-space continuum - mixed with some good old-fashioned shootouts and a man-on-the-run storyline.

Combine all that with a supporting cast rounded out by the likes of Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) and Garret Dillahunt (The Sarah Connor Chronicles) - and it sounds like Looper could be another exciting, well-acted, thought-provoking sci-fi film for Levitt to put on his resume, alongside Inception.

Looper is scheduled for theatrical release in the U.S. on September 28th, 2012.


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