Building an action, noir flick around a time-travel McGuffin is a somewhat risky movie in itself, so Looper director Rian Johnson decided to take a unique approach to his vision of the near-future. Basically, it's still our world—just with a dash of Blade Runner mixed in.
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.
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.
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?