If you haven’t noticed, the MTV Movies team is quite excited to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis’ film “Looper.” Between an awesome movie poster and trailer commentary from the director himself, Rian Johnson, our anticipation keeps building.
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) May 23, 2012
The film focuses on the criminal use of time-travel technology to send targets back to the past where they’re taken out by assassins called Loopers. These murderers live an extravagant lifestyle with the understanding that one day they’ll be sent back through time and killed themselves, in order to close the loop. Looper JGL’s day is up when his future self is sent back in time and manages to escape his grasp. Willis plays the older version of JGL’s character and recently told Esquire that the film is “better than anything [he’s] ever done.”
“Rian did an amazing thing. He conceived an original story. He wrote it, sold it, stuck with it, directed it, and finished it,” Willis said. “That’s just tough to do in this town. Someone always weasels into the process. That didn’t happen here. And if he never did anything else except that Herculean effort, he’d have made it in the business. Amazing.
“It’s more than an original story. It’s a story people are going to talk about, and see twice. And argue about. I was arguing with myself about the story when I read it the first time. That’s all Rian Johnson, beginning to end. Great, great director.”
“Looper” is set to hit theaters this September.
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