'Primer's' Shane Carruth Also Working on Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

January 18, 2011
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Shane Carruth on the Looper Set

All things have been rather quiet on the Rian Johnson (director of Brick and The Brothers Bloom) front these days because he's been working on pre-production and shooting his latest feature film, a sci-fi time travel-filled flick called Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Paul Dano. Johnson has, however, been running a Tumblr blog for the film and a Twitter that occasionally post updates and cool tidbits of news - like this! Yesterday he posted a photo of Primer director Shane Carruth on the set helping them out (see above) with a bit of confirmation: "Shane Carruth is working on Looper."

I'm sure some of you guys know who Shane Carruth is, but for the rest of you who don't, he's the filmmaker who directed the cult sci-fi indie Primer, that involves time travel experiments on a realistic and extremely complex scale. If you haven't seen it, it's a must watch. Carruth's involvement only means great things, as more brilliant minds are pouring into Rian Johnson's new sci-fi film to make it incredible. Apparently word is that Carruth's working on "effects for the time travel sequences" for the film, which involves mobsters from the future called Loopers who send people back to the past to be murdered before they even existed.

I'm already very excited to see what Johnson has come up with for Looper, as he is still one of my favorite filmmakers and is dabbling in my favorite genre as well. Carruth's involvement, even as an effects artist, will definitely bring more polish to a film that already seems like it's going to turn out incredible. Its got a great cast and the entire setup and story seems brilliant and complex, I can't wait. We'll keep you updated, but in the meantime, follow Johnon's Tumblr or Twitter for the latest updates straight from the filmmaker himself.

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  • Dan W
    Exciting! Looking forward to the movie for sure. Typo on first line in third paragraph. It should read "...what Johnson has come up with for LOOPER.." instead you wrote Primer. Jsut wanted to point that out.
  • SB
    Awesome! Primer is a favorite movie of mine so Looper now is a much watch. Hopefully, Shane Carruth's new move "A Topiary" will be made soon too...
  • lando
    carruth impressed me with primer, very imaginative and creative, cant wait to see more from him. Looper sounds interesting, even more with Carruth on board. Thanks alex




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