Your one-stop shop for all the latest information about Looper, our dark little sci-fi movie. Some of this info is a little dated because we've been compiling it gradually over the last couple years, but I'm mostly leaving it all where it is.
LA(S)TEST NEWS: Opening weekend estimated at $21.2M. Not too shabby!Officious-Type Linkshttp://loopermovie.com/http://twitter.com/loopermoviehttp://loopermovie.tumblr.com/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1276104/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looper_%28film%29Trailers
Full trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iQuhsmtfHwCastingBruce Willis
: Confirmed! Ain't It Cool News interviewed Willis
on July 30, 2010, and he spoke briefly about Looper.Joseph Gordon-Levitt
: Confirmed. Duh.Emily Blunt
: Confirmed! On /Film
and then on Rian's Twitter
: Confirmed! Rian Twittered IndieWire's article
: Confirmed with photos on the Looper Tumblr
: Confirmed! A notable crew addition. Rian says he's working on the special effects
: Confirmed! Rian Twittered about the day he wrapped.Piper Perabo
: Confirmed.Qing Xu/Summer Qing
: Confirmed.Tracie Thoms
: On IMDb, plus she
both Twittered about it. Scurrilous Rumors
Prop design rumor refuted! http://twitter.com/rcjohnso/status/28087350114385920
"Teaser" art NOT official: http://collider.com/looper-movie-poster/88980/Other News and Bits
A new interview
Scouting locations in New Orleans! Photos: 1
From the Looper Tumblr: Testing lenses with Steve
From the Looper Tumblr: What appears to be a creepy bust of Joe
Paris scenes now set and shot in Shanghai! Rian confirms here
From the Looper Tumblr: A Brick reunion on set with Joe, Noah, and Lukas Haas
. Sadly, Rian says they weren't able to get him in for a cameo.Quotes
New Orleans is really heating up as a filming location. Massive tax breaks, amazing visual locations and the fact that everyone loves the idea of hanging out in New Orleans for a chunk of time have stirred up a ton of imported shoots lately.
Cinematical, in a July 30, 2010 interview with Bruce Willis, wrote:
Quint: Now I think you might be working with a friend of mine, Rian Johnson, on his flick Looper…
Bruce Willis: Oh cool, yeah I am. I love that script. Love that script.
Quint: I’m very much looking forward to that.
Bruce Willis: That script is in a handful of scripts that I read and said yes to right away. I was like “This is unbelievable.” It’s really smart...
In an early statement, Rian wrote:
[Looper] is the next movie which I'm going to try to fool someone into letting me make. It's a very character based sci-fi movie, although its premise is the most sci-fi thing about it. The actual mechanics of the story are more along the lines of an old fashioned revenge tragedy (old man, young man, innocent woman killed, attempted revenge, tragedy,) but different. And a large part of it takes place on a farm. Think of it as an odd mixture of Blade Runner, Witness, and The Terminator.
Tonally it's much different than both Bloom and Brick, but it's closer to Brick. One of the things I'm tinkering with now is how to keep the tone from becoming too dark, from becoming the type of dingy joyless dirge that dark sci-fi movies often become.
In an interview with Cinematical May 4, 2010, Rian wrote:
Looper is a time travel movie, set in a near future where time travel doesn't exist but will be invented in a few decades. It's pretty dark in tone, much different from Bloom, and involves a group of killers (called Loopers) who work for a crime syndicate in the future. Their bosses send their targets hogtied and blindfolded back in time to the Loopers, and their job is to simply shoot them in the head and dispose of the body. So the target vanishes from the future and the Loopers dispose of a corpse that doesn't technically exist, a very clean system. Complications set in from there. I can't wait to make it, I'm a big sci-fi fan and it's going to be a fun world to play in. Fingers crossed.The article on Cinematical,
which is otherwise about Bloom.
The first official image released from the film (!!!)
And of course, this:
And I think it's important that none of us forget this:
Think of it as an odd mixture of Blade Runner, Witness, and The Terminator.
Dr. Mambo wrote:
A bleak future of murderous rampaging Amish cyborgs with a time machine?
I'm way too lazy to ever be truly belligerently insane.