Better Plot Synopsis for Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi Project 'Looper'
I'm writing about another new plot synopsis today (after Inception) because Rian Johnson's Looper is a film that I am very, very excited about, but it has a complicated plot and we don't know too much about it. With that trade news the other day claiming that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was "in talks" to star in Looper, we learned that the logline THR had used was entirely wrong. So Johnson gave us the short version on Twitter. However, Cinematical (via SlashFilm) just posted a new interview with Johnson where he himself provided a much longer synopsis that definitely gives us a very good idea of what to expect (and it sounds awesome).
"Looper is a time travel movie, set in a near future where time travel doesn't exist but will be invented in a few decades. It's pretty dark in tone, much different from Bloom, and involves a group of killers (called Loopers) who work for a crime syndicate in the future. Their bosses send their targets hogtied and blindfolded back in time to the Loopers, and their job is to simply shoot them in the head and dispose of the body. So the target vanishes from the future and the Loopers dispose of a corpse that doesn't technically exist, a very clean system. Complications set in from there."
I don't know about you guys, but that just sounds frickin' awesome, especially coming from the guy behind Brick and The Brothers Bloom (two of my all-time faves). Johnson seems pretty damn excited, too, adding: "I can't wait to make it, I'm a big sci-fi fan and it's going to be a fun world to play in. Fingers crossed." As far as we know, this is his very next project and he's currently working on pre-production and getting together a cast and everything needed to make a movie. After recently seeing Primer, my mind has been numb thinking about time travel so much, and this sounds like it will be a great time travel movie. Stay tuned for updates!