Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rian Johnson gives us our first glimpse at Looper

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It is downright criminal that more people haven’t seen Brick, director Rian Johnson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s first collaboration. The 2005 thriller was about as taut and perfectly-tailored a modern mystery film as you can get.

Well the duo have a crazy new sci-fi film coming out, Looper, and this time they’re making sure that everybody knows about it.

Building up to the full trailer release sometime tomorrow evening, the director and actor will be releasing three vignettes that has the pair discussing aspects of the film while being inter-cut with footage from the film. The first of these vignettes has now been released.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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 (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.

I’ve loved the very original premise of this film ever since I first heard of it, and with the stellar cast attached we should be in for a great thrill ride. The only complaint I have is that September is just far too far away.

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And before I get called a hypocrite, yes I do realize that technically this is a teaser for a trailer, but until I see the rest of the vignettes to see what they do differently, I will reserve my judgement and subsequent wrath.

Last Updated: April 11, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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