Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get intertwined on the first poster for Looper
Bruce Willis has had a rough go of it lately, churning out unwatchable B-movie drivel like CATCH .44 and SET UP (anytime 50 Cent is in your movie, you know you’re in trouble). And his next two films don’t offer much hope that things are getting better with both LAY THE FAVORITE and THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY looking like they might be a little rough. But Bruce Willis is still Bruce Willis and he always has the Die Hard franchise to fall back on, so I guess we shouldn’t worry about him too much. But one movie that Bruce Willis has on the horizon is the science fiction film LOOPER with current it-boy Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I guess the best way to revive your career if you’re an aging action star like Bruce Willis is to team up with a younger, slightly more talented actor that everyone seems to love.
In the near future, 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. It has a decent storyline so we’ll see if director Rian Johnson can make it work without completely confusing the audience.
LOOPER stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels and Garret Dillahunt. The film had a panel at Wondercon and supposedly, the trailer is going to be released soon. The film hits theaters everywhere on September 23rd. (/Film)