Director Rian Johnson Explains The Difficult Path to 'Looper' Writer/director Rian Johnson‘s Looper is an intricately told film. Nearly every scene in the movie is packed full of new information, from character development to world building. As Johnson explains finding that structure, it was like creating stepping stones across a pond for the audience, so they don’t fall into the pond of mind-numbing exposition.

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Looper Synopsis and Credits

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. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.

"Looper" stars Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Noah Segan, Paul Dano, and Piper Perabo.

Directed by Rian Johnson.
Written by Rian Johnson.
Produced by James D. Stern and Ram Bergman.
Production company/distributor: TriStar Pictures.

Release Date: September 28, 2012