If time travel were to exist, couldn't the mob send their victims decades back into the past for some hitman to kill then; a perfect crime? If you were to figure out that you grew up to be Bruce Willis, would you pull the trigger? These are questions posed by Rian Johnson's upcoming sci-fi thriller, Looper. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a hitman who kills victims that are sent to him from the future and paid rather handsomely for it. These hitmen are called "loopers" and everything is going pretty well until, what do you know, his future self (Bruce Willis) is sent to him. Here's the trailer:
Damn. I remember, back in January, I was having problems putting together my Top 10 list of 2011 because we had so many great movies last year. I actually complained about how hard it was to trim my list to just ten movies. After this trailer, and the countless others we've seen so far, it's as if the universe took my complaint as a challenge to pack this year with even more great movies. However, this is still a trailer. It's still way to early to say 2012 will have more great movies but I have my hunches.
Plus, this seems like the type of movie Bruce Willis won't sleep through. I'm a huge Willis fan but we haven't gotten a good performance out of him since 2009. I'd like him to remind the general public why he's a great actor and this looks like a film that could let him do that.
Here's the official plot synopsis:
"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 (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."