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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:21 pm 
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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 Links
http://loopermovie.com/
http://twitter.com/loopermovie
http://loopermovie.tumblr.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1276104/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looper_%28film%29

Trailers
Teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kGFyVKmqA0
Full trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iQuhsmtfHw

Casting
Bruce 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.
Paul Dano: Confirmed! Rian Twittered IndieWire's article.
Noah Segan: Confirmed with photos on the Looper Tumblr.
Shane Carruth: Confirmed! A notable crew addition. Rian says he's working on the special effects.
Jeff Daniels: Confirmed! Rian Twittered about the day he wrapped.
Piper Perabo: Confirmed.
Qing Xu/Summer Qing: Confirmed.
Tracie Thoms: On IMDb, plus she and Rian 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 with Rian!
Scouting locations in New Orleans! Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4.
From the Looper Tumblr: Testing lenses with Steve (Yedlin, DP)
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
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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 (!!!)
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And of course, this:
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And I think it's important that none of us forget this:
rcjohnso wrote:
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?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:13 am 
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http://loopermovie.tumblr.com/post/238981814

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:15 am 
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I love that comic so, so much.

Of course, credit is due to kingofkoins for posting it in the original Looper thread.

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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 9:24 am 
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hmmm.. so it takes place mostly on a farm? Will we get some hi-tech gizmos,maybe a futuristic looking city perhaps?


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 3:12 am 
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Ha! I had totally forgotten I even made this thread.

Personally, I'm a fan of future visions that accept that some things never change, and many things change slowly. A blend of high-tech and low is always prudent.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Looper has its own Wikipedia page now. It's all happening.

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Looper has its own Wikipedia page now. It's all happening.

It's happening?? Is it happening?!


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Now at the Looper tumblr: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

As an unabashed Murakami fan, this gives me the vapours.

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kingofkoins wrote:
Now at the Looper tumblr: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

As an unabashed Murakami fan, this gives me the vapours.


After a zillion recommendations from trusted friends this is the first novel of his I'm reading, and I'm hooked. Besides the appeal of the cover art, there's a striking similarity to Looper in the basic structure of the book.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:24 pm 
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Did everyone see Rian's Twitter post last week about storyboarding? It gave my girlish heart a tremble.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:51 am 
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You guys are missing out on some choice wild speculations.

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http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45974

Bruce talks briefly about Looping the loop.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:23 pm 
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Thanks, Day Glo! I updated the top post to reflect the news.

Vapors. Catching them.

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OH HAI


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:06 pm 
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And Rian confirmed it via twit. I'm not familiar with this Emily Blunt character, but I'm excited anyway!

Edit: I am really bummed out. I just edited the top post and added a bunch of new information, but when I try to submit I keep getting a weird error message. No other posts result in this message when edited, just this one. Balls! Time to put on my phpbb research hat.
Edit 2, Electric Boogaloo: A wonderful lady from phpbb.com helped me fix the problem. God bless helpful people on the Internet.

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