Marketing a film can be tough but when you’ve got an intriguing, original idea like Rian Johnson‘s Looper, it almost sells itself. The film opens September 28, but will play both Toronto and Fantastic Fest before that. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a man who kills people sent back to him from the future. When his future self, played by Bruce Willis, is sent back to be murdered, things get a little bit crazy.

Johnson’s idea blending time-travel, action and the duality of man has already resulted in some kick-ass trailers and gorgeous posters. This latest one, featuring Bruce Willis bursting out the chest of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, continues the good trend. Check it out below. Read More »

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We tend to love Fantastic Fest, because it is the film festival that caters to audiences who like movies that are weird, strange, and totally fucked-up, but with a quality that puts the films in a rare category that isn’t just simple schlock or exploitation. Fantastic Fest will take place September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, and a whole bunch of great films have been added to the lineup.

After the break you’ll find info on the great second wave of announcements, which includes Rian Johnson’s Looper, the anthology horror movie The ABCs of Death, and The American Scream, which is the new effort from Best Worst Movie director Michael Paul Stephenson. Then there is Leos Carax’s head-scratcher Holy Motors, which is one of the films I can’t wait to see, and Doomsday Book, the anthology from South Korea that includes new work from Kim Jee-woon. Read More »

Earlier today we got a look at the promo site for Rian Johnson‘s third feature film Looper, and a big part of that promotion focuses on the gadgets, vehicles and gear that the loopers — future assassins — use. Now there is a great new international trailer that shows some of that gear in action. It also might put forth one of the best looks we’ve had at the film yet, without seeming to give too much away.

Some of the new stuff here is the incidental look at the good life that loopers live — part of the film’s conceit is that these killers are very highly paid and almost elite, as a trade-off for the fact that they may eventually be forced to assassinate themselves. That leads to a few questions, but first check out the new trailer below. Read More »

Here are two great score previews. One is a five-minute piece that previews the Nathan Johnson score for his cousin Rian Johnson‘s film Looper. The video features Nathan Johnson discussing some of the ideas behind the score for the film, and features many samples of the music along with an explanation of where the samples used in the score came from.

The other preview isn’t even a preview — it’s the full Hans Zimmer score for The Dark Knight Rises. We’ve heard previews of some tracks, but now you can stream the whole thing. Fortunately for those who have stayed away from the most spoiler-laden reports, the track titles shouldn’t give much away. Then again, those who don’t want to be spoiled probably won’t be listening to the entire score before the film comes out, anyway. Read More »

Friday is the second ‘official’ day of each San Diego Comic Con, and it’s the day where things start to kick into gear. The SDCC organization and various film studios announced their Friday plans today, and there are some great things happening.

The best are at Sony’s panel in Hall H, where the studio will show off Rian Johnson‘s Looper (with Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt in attendance) and debut the first footage from Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium (with Blomkamp, producer Simon Kinberg, Matt Damon and Jodie Foster showing up). Comic Con could be said to be Blomkamp’s first home, as that’s where his debut feature District 9 first got loads of attention, back in 2008.

This schedule also shows that television is taking a pole position this year, as Hall H has big presentations for The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, and there are big events for Firefly, Community, Breaking Bad, and many more shows.

There’s a lot more going on during the day, but hit the jump to get some highlights. Read More »

Did you think yesterday’s international trailer for Rian Johnson‘s time traveling, sci-fi action film Looper was good? Then you’re about to really lose your mind. Sony has just released the domestic theatrical trailer, which will likely be attached to The Amazing Spider-Man, and it blows that one out of the water.

Where the international trailer was just building off the already fantastic teaser trailer, this one goes further, showcasing us so much new, amazing looking stuff that it might be too much for the spoiler weary to handle. That said, audiences are bound to flip when they see Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Wills swap quips and punches in a diner. The film will be released September 28. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »

The first trailer for Rian Johnson‘s upcoming sci-fi action film Looper gave a great sense of the time traveling world the writer/director has created. Now a second trailer has come online and it takes that and builds upon it with more story, character, action and pure awesome.

Check out the international trailer for Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Jeff Daniels, Emily Blunt and more. It’ll be released September 28. Read More »

Usually, we have to wait for the Blu-ray/DVD release to watch deleted scenes or check out a new cut of a film. But in the case of Rian Johnson‘s highly anticipated¬†Looper, we’ll just have to travel to Asia. The sci-fi flick will be released in a longer “more Shanghai-centric edition” in Chinese theaters, which will include footage of the city’s streets and landmarks per the request of Chinese financiers.

There may not be any need to get too jealous, however. The scenes were reportedly cut from the English-language version because they didn’t test well with American audiences, who felt the film flowed better without them. More details after the jump.

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