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Bruce Willis Joins Looper
Rian Johnson’s sci-fi thriller

15 May 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Rian Johnson, the man behind Brick and The Brothers Bloom, has nabbed Bruce Willis for his latest film, high concept sci-fi thriller Looper.

Since Johnson has kept the plot largely under wraps until now, various sources have misquoted the basic conceit, but the details are starting to leak properly. The movie follows “Loopers”, hit men from the future who bring their victims back in time to be executed. So when they off them, there’s no evidence that any crime has been committed. Genius!

Willis is playing an older version of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, though it’s not known whether they’ll be playing a victim or one of the killers or even (and this is just a guess) a cop investigating the mysterious assassins from the future.

The big question, of course is, does Bruce Willis really look like an old Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Or, to put it another way, does JGL look like a young Bruce Willis. We’re not sold on that, but who knows what happens to the man in the intervening years. Plus, we have faith in Johnson’s thinking. And we’re glad to see Bruce dealing with time travel again after Twelve Monkeys.

There are no details on when the film will start shooting yet, but we just know we want to see the thing as soon as possible.

 

 


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Your Comments

so its not die hard on a rollercoaster?
The concept sounds a bit philip k, a bit timecop, but the director has pedigree, so it could be good More

Posted by reinhardt76 at 20:44 on 16 May 2010 | Report This Post

nice
got willis. got time travel. got nifty concept. got a big movie i wanna see More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 13:09 on 16 May 2010 | Report This Post

Sounds good :D More

Posted by **preet** at 20:57 on 15 May 2010 | Report This Post

another thing
in which case i would be very interested in seeing JGL as the "Bad" guy and willis being the victim More

Posted by Butlerbert at 20:09 on 15 May 2010 | Report This Post

good
Im glad empire didnt jump to conclusions about who the characters are, a website said that bruce willis is the murdering future self, but surely for a complex time travel film to really work, its JGL who is told by some to kill this target, not knowing its himself in a few years! More

Posted by Butlerbert at 20:08 on 15 May 2010 | Report This Post

Sounds familiar ?
Eeerm didn't Spielberg already make this movie ie Minority report! I'll wait for the trailer cause I liked Brick so who knows More

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