As the summer film season slows to a halt with lessening explosions, it’s time to look forward to festivals like Venice, TIFF and Telluride, which will offer us a taste of what we can expect during the upcoming fall/awards seasons run. One film that will be playing TIFF, however, “Brick” director Rian Johnson’s sci-fi actioner “Looper,” is starting a marketing rollout akin to so many of those big summer tentpoles.
We’ve seen a couple trailers and one-sheets thus far, but today brings the debut of a new poster that shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt seemingly dissolving away – leaving only room for a deadly looking Bruce Willis – along with a pretty neat score preview featurette (via Wired). For those who aren’t in the know, “Looper” is set in 2072 and focuses on a time when, if the mob wants to dispose of someone, this individual is sent 30 years into the past where a hired gun known as a Looper awaits. When the Looper, Joe (Levitt), learns the mob has transported back his future self, he doesn’t take the assassination attempt lightly.
Though what’s most intriguing here is that score preview, which is also a fairly in-depth look at the making of the sound design of the film, by Johnson’s cousin – and frequent collaborator on the likes of “Brick” and “The Brothers Bloom” – Nathan Johnson. The clip gives us an idea of what we can look forward to on the soundtrack as well, with a taste of Johnson’s unique methods of creating the score – the guy loves percussion.
Gordon-Levitt and Willis will share the screen along with Emily Blunt and a strong supporting cast in Jeff Daniels, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo, Noah Segan, and Garrett Dillahunt. The film hits theaters September 28 after its opening night bow at TIFF.