Indie director Rian Johnson catapulted into mainstream sci-fi fandom with his intriguing time travel flick Looper, and it sounds like he’ll be sticking around the genre a little longer.
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America have just revealed their picks for the best sci-fi and fantasy writing and filmmaking of the last year.
The folks at CinemaSins are taking another movie to task. This time, they're delving into the world of Looper. Director Rian Johnson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's latest collaboration is a mix of sci-fi, horror ... and multiple mistakes.
The time travel noir tale Looper was one of the best little sci-fi films of the year, weaving together a a fight for survival with some great action set pieces and well-crafted storytelling. But how should it have ended?
Some movies are just born great, while others are made that way by editing, rewrites and sheer force of will. Rian Johnson's Looper, one of the best sci-fi movies we've seen in a long time, seems like a little bit of both. As this fascinating early pitch reel shows, Johnson had his concept well in hand from the beginning, but the original tone was a bit more grim.
It's only been in theaters for five days, but Rian Johnson's time travel thriller Looper has already spawned a heap of critical acclaim and fan love. So, of course, it's time for parodies, like this one hilariously reshaping the film into a heartwarming past-self-meets-future-self Disney flick by using actual Disney footage of both of its stars.
Typically, it takes a lot of effort to send somebody through time. It's usually a life and death situation, and sci-fi movies and TV shows have shown off all sorts of time travel tales over the years. But if you're going to the trouble to actually send someone back—you want to make sure they can get the job done.
We're already salivating at the thought of Lord of the Rings' Peter Jackson directing an episode of Doctor Who, and now it seems another buzzy director wants to take a crack at the Time Lord. So who is it?
The upcoming time travel gangster flick Looper is definitely a different type of film, and to that end, the creators have taken a different tact in promoting the smart sci-fi tale.
Get ready to see Emily Blunt like you've never seen her before. The British actress puts on her best country accent for Rian Johnson's Looper. Sony has a released a new clip that shows the charged first meeting between her and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.