Rian Johnson’s LOOPER trailer – Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a young Bruce Willis

Rian Johnson’s LOOPER trailer – Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a young Bruce Willis

One of our more-anticipated films scheduled to come out this year comes from director Rian Johnson (BRICK). It’s called LOOPER, and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a hit man of sorts, who finds himself caught up in an unusual turn of events when his older self (played by Bruce Willis) is sent back to be assassinated. They’ve even used prosthetics to make Joe look more like a young Bruce. Today the trailer is released, and you can check it out below. SlashFilm debuted the official poster last week, which you can see above. The cast also includes Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels and Garret Dillahunt. Not sure what to think of Blunt as a blond, but this looks like a cool flick. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Official Synopsis:

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 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.

LOOPER opens September 28, 2012

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.