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Old 09-17-08, 02:13 AM
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Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

From slashfilm:
Until now we’ve known very little about Brick director Rian Johnson’s upcoming third film, a sci-fi movie titled Looper. When we talked with Johnson in Toronto (interview coming in December), he described the film as being “really violent and dark” and compared it to the work of Phillip K Dick and the first Terminator film. Now thanks to THR, we have an official logline:

“Looper is set in a present-day world in which a group of hitmen are sent their victims from the future.”

Sounds like a pretty interesting concept, and with Johnson behind the camera, I have no doubt it will be great. Endgame Entertainment hopes to begin principal photography next year.

Update: Johnson assures fans that “there’s much much MUCH much more to Looper than that logline suggests. In fact, that quick description doesn’t even get to the really interesting hook of the plot, and the plot’s hook isn’t what the movie is really about anyway.”
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Hmm... I'll have to keep an eye out for the screenplay.
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If the victims are sent from the future, the present-day hitmen didn't do a very good job.
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that is strange that they already are greenlighting this even though his brothers bloom movie isn't even out yet, must be a good script.
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Originally Posted by CloverClover View Post
that is strange that they already are greenlighting this even though his brothers bloom movie isn't even out yet, must be a good script.

i think the phrase goes something like "you're never hotter than right before your new movie comes out"
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Can't wait to bump this thread in two years.
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki View Post
Can't wait to bump this thread in two years.
Not a lot to my initial post I admit, but I figured people would be interested. I suppose I should have just posted the info in the Brothers Bloom thread.
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No its all good. I always like to be ahead of people with these things anyways. Make me feel 1337.
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If anyone has the script...please be so kind to PM me.
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Yeah, I'll get excited about this after I catch a glimpse at Brothers Bloom to make sure Johnson wasn't a one-hit wonder.
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirmed to reteam with BRICK director Rian Johnson for time-travel tale LOOPER!

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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

Awesome!!
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

JGL is finally making it big!
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

exciting!

even though i didn't care for Brick, i liked Brothers Bloom immensely (probably an opposite to most opinions i'm sure)
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

Two of my favorite modern films already by the guy & one of my favorite actors. No clue what the plot really is yet but I'll be there day one. I think he was already talking about working on this movie on the Brothers Bloom commentary.
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

Sounds interesting, I'm there.
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

Originally Posted by TheySentYou View Post
exciting!

even though i didn't care for Brick, i liked Brothers Bloom immensely (probably an opposite to most opinions i'm sure)
wrong, I feel the same. I hated Brick with a passion but really enjoyed The Brothers Bloom. It redeemed Rian Johnson, so I'll give this film a shot.
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

old news but i didn't see it mentioned...bruce willis has joined the cast: http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/05/14/...hnsons-looper/
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

This is off topic but I have a question.

Originally Posted by Eric D. View Post
JGL is finally making it big!
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Two of my favorite modern films already by the guy & one of my favorite actors.
What was it that got everyone on a Joseph Gordon-Levitt kick? It seems that he's been getting an enormous amount of praise around these parts lately and it's all seemed to have come relatively recently. I like him and I'm curious because I'd like to see whatever it is.
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

For me it was when I saw Brick. I also really liked him in The Lookout & (500) Days of Summer.
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

I think Brick changed our view of JGL. After that he's been pretty good w/ his roles. Granted he was CC in GI JOE but...I mean....he wanted to be in it cuz it was fun. And he was right. At least he knew wtf he was getting into on that one.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Granted he was CC in GI JOE but...I mean....he wanted to be in it cuz it was fun. And he was right. At least he knew wtf he was getting into on that one.
Agreed He seemed to be the only one who was having any sort of fun with their role.
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

Count me in as interested. But at first glance at the thread title I thought this was a film about the "Lopper" killer from Seinfeld.
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

^ I always thought that it was 500 Days of Summer that allowed him to break through.
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Re: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2010): "violent and dark" sci-fi

Originally Posted by RagingBull80 View Post
What was it that got everyone on a Joseph Gordon-Levitt kick? It seems that he's been getting an enormous amount of praise around these parts lately and it's all seemed to have come relatively recently. I like him and I'm curious because I'd like to see whatever it is.
I first saw him in Mysterious Skin, he just really stood out for me & then Brick just blew me away, there is a lot of hate toward the movie (especially here) but its one of my favorite modern films. Then the Lookout which was another movie I absolutely loved & got very little attention. A couple more solid performances in lesser films then 500 Days of Summer, another polarizing film & aboslutely adore. Only in the past year has he taken two blockbuster movie roles which sadly is the only way most people will ever be exposed to him. I'm hope after Inception he doesn't get overexposed or labelled as the new "it" actor.

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