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.
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?
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.
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.
We just recently got our first look at the time travel noir flick Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, and now director Rian Johnson has set down to explain exactly what was going in the first twisty trailer.
Let's start the new year off right—with time travel. Director Rian Johnson has given us a sneak peek at the time machine that appears in his latest film Looper. Check it out and tell us what you think!
The director of Brick and The Brothers Bloom takes on sci-fi as his next project.