It’s one thing when we get excited over the new Rian Johnson sic-fi film ‘Looper’ starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but it’s a whole ‘nother ball game when you hear how excited Bruce is himself.
“It’s better than anything I’ve ever done…Rian did an amazing thing. He conceived an original story. He wrote it, sold it, stuck with it, directed it, and finished it. That’s just tough to do in this town. Someone always weasels into the process. That didn’t happen here. And if he never did anything else except that Herculean effort, he’d have made it in the business. Amazing,” Willis says.
“It’s more than an original story. It’s a story people are going to talk about, and see twice. And argue about. I was arguing with myself about the story when I read it the first time. That’s all Rian Johnson, beginning to end. Great, great director.”
Time travel exists in the future but it’s only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they send that person back 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to assassinate them. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to get rid of loose ends by sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for execution.
The film also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, and Jeff Daniels.
Check out the trailer and tell us if you share Bruce’s sentiments…