Must Watch: New Action-Packed US Trailer for Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

June 28, 2012
Source: Yahoo


"Why don't you just do what old men do, and die." We got a glimpse at the new UK trailer for Rian Johnson's sci-fi film Looper yesterday, and today we get a bit of a remix of that trailer with an all new US take on presenting the story. There's some great new stuff with Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and I have to say, it's nothing short of impressive. In fact, Gordon-Levitt seems to be doing an amazing job of becoming a young Bruce Willis without doing a cheesy impression of him. Plus, there's plenty of great sci-fi action, and it looks like Emily Blunt has some sort of mind powers or something? Watch it below!

Here's the newest US trailer for Rian Johnson's Looper, originally in HD from Yahoo:

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 – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day they decide to "close the loop", sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Looper is the third film from Rian Johnson following his breakout hit Brick and The Brothers Bloom after that. Looper focuses on a mobster named Joe, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie also stars Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels and Paul Dano. Looper hits theaters everywhere starting on September 28th this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 21 Comments


It's one of those trailers where you say to yourself: this could be really awesome and entertaining, or suck a lot. I hope the former because it's an interesting concept.

Quanah on Jun 28, 2012


Looks amazing, I'm in!

webb on Jun 28, 2012


I hope this doesnt end up like In Time where it looks so original and cool that when you watch is the most disappointing thing ever. Here is my problem with movies that take place in the future, they have such a disconnect from the audience that at some point you are not even watching the movie anymore, you are trying to catch up with the background of the entire movie. Those movies have to have a sort of middle ground between our time and the future for the audience to even feel some sort of connection to the story and the characters. So for me, it is really hard to find a emotional connection with a film that takes place in the future.

dgeet on Jun 28, 2012


Have faith in R.J.

notalent on Jun 28, 2012


ok so JGL has had make up to make him look like willis??? and if so why?? cant we just suspend our belief??? i mean its about time travel right??? or has he had work done??? im confused please help

LBR on Jun 28, 2012


It was JGL's choice!!! He wanted to make the character a more authentic earlier version of Bruce Willis!!! That's also why his voice is different!!! To be honest I was confused at first too, because from what I've seen he doesn't look that much like Willis. But apparently he's adopted some of his mannerisms as well, so we'll see come September.

JP on Jun 28, 2012


Okay, so what's with all the goddamn dubstep. Does every trailer for an action movie have to feature this crap now? It's fucking garbage! That said, everything else in the trailer was pretty cool. I'm looking forward to this one.

JL on Jun 28, 2012


I actually like a little bit of dubstep but not in the trailers but I have to syncing with the actions and sounds of the trailer worked well in this.

Josh W on Jun 28, 2012


Dubstep is what the kids are into these days! -Clueless Marketing VP

axalon on Jun 28, 2012


Normally I agree, but it fit this trailer really well.

Cody W on Jun 29, 2012


What's up with the telekinesis? Kinda weird...

Riki on Jun 28, 2012


Edward Norton? Anyone? lol.

Daniel Vu Tran on Jun 28, 2012


um that trailer was amazing

DoomCanoe on Jun 28, 2012


Ok at 1:44 was that supposed to be JGls character if so an editor needs some firing harcore.

Cody W on Jun 29, 2012


Just get rid of the effin dubtramp and this could end up being realy great.

badarinteminabarnisyra on Jun 29, 2012


i saw an advance screening of this, its a complete mess.

mayn on Jun 29, 2012


+1 if you started the trailer over because you were wondering why JGL doesn't look like JGL.

Chiroptera Exsanguination on Jun 29, 2012


There it is... dubstep... taking over generic trailer music one movie at a time. The movie still looks awesome though

armeetapus16 on Jun 29, 2012


I've noticed the trend of dubstep in every single action film's trailers nowadays. Really... sucks.

Blake on Jun 30, 2012


Why choosing J.G Levitt if you want someone who looks like Norton... dumbass !

UnknownX on Jul 1, 2012


Too confusing to watch... but the soundtrack was pretty wicked.

Ellz on Jul 3, 2012

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