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After much anticipation, Sony Pictures has premiered the first trailer for director Rian Johnson’s Looper, the futuristic action-thriller that star Joseph Gordon-Levitt calls “my favorite thing I’ve ever done.” It’s exactly what you expect from the teasers, not to mention the duo’s previous collaboration on the 2005 neo-noir Brick: gritty, violent and well-filmed, with a little time travel.
In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented — but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” — a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) — is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good … until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.
Watch the trailer below, or view it in HD at Apple.com. Written by Johnson, Looper also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano and Jeff Daniels. It opens Sept. 28.