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Comic-Con '12: An Expanded Look At Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi 'Looper'

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Yesterday at Comic-Con, writer/director Rian Johnson (“Brick,” “The Brothers Bloom”) took the stage in Hall H for the very first time to discuss his mind-melting science fiction flick, “Looper.” He was joined by his star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who Johnson wrote the part for (hence the character name, Joe) , and co-star Emily Blunt. We were told Bruce Willis was busy shooting the latest installment of the “Die Hard" franchise.

Set in 2072, Gordon-Levitt’s Joe works as a “Looper” for the mob in Kansas City. In this future world, when the mob wants someone dead, they send them to the past in order to eliminate their existence. Joe is living and killing in the year 2042. All is going well until he recognizes one of his targets as his future self.

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