Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis Face Off in New Theatrical Trailer for Looper
06.29.12 by BJSprecher
Only one day after being treated to new footage from writer-director Rian Johnson's (Brick) upcoming time-tripping sci-fi gangster thriller, Looper, with the online debut of the international trailer for the movie, Sony Pictures has released a new domestic theatrical trailer containing even more new footage.
Looper is set in a near future world in which highly-specialized hitmen called "loopers" earn vast amounts of money by disposing of victims sent to them from gangsters living thirty years in the future. One such looper is Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who has the shock of his life when his latest victim turns out to be his own future self (Bruce Willis). Despite the urgings of his future self, young Joe aims to carry out the contract, which puts the two Joes at odds with one another. Will youth triumph over experience? We won't know the answer to that until Looper hits theaters, but from the looks of the new trailer it appears that elder Joe's knowledge of his younger self gives him the edge. That, and the geezer fights dirty.
If you're wondering why Gordon-Levitt doesn't quite look like himself in this trailer, it's because he underwent extensive makeup and prosthetics to resemble Willis. Click here to read why Johnson thought the idea of using prosthetics was "really scary" but decided to do it anyway.
Looper also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Gareth Edwards, Piper Perabo and Jeff Daniels. It opens September 28th.