One project to keep on your radar is Looper from Brick and The Brothers Bloom director Rian Johnson. The movie, which will begin filming early next year, is set in a post-apocalyptic time traveling world and will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt.
While on the rounds promoting Gulliver’s Travels Blunt spoke about her character and described it as “a very cool high-concept movie”.
“It’s sort of post-apocalypto time travel, time-traveling world where it’s a dog-eat-dog world,” Blunt said of the film. “And it’s set in sort of 2050 or 2060, that sort of time, when the world has gone to s***.”
Blunt revealed that she’ll share the majority of her scenes with Gordon-Levitt — “I have one [scene] with Bruce and the rest is with Joe,” she said — but declined to elaborate too much on the plot, which reportedly revolves around a group of time-hopping killers known as Loopers. “It’s really a very cool high-concept movie that I probably will take all day if I try to explain it,” she said. “But I think Rian Johnson is somewhat of a genius, and I thought ‘Brick’ was phenomenal as a movie. So I’m really excited.”
I play a really tough girl, sort of Midwestern, lives on a farm. I wield an ax and shoot a gun,” she shared enthusiastically. But while she’s not daunted by the physicality of the role, Blunt did acknowledge at least one skill that will need some honing before filming starts. “I’ve got to learn how to chop wood at some point.”
While Blunt didn’t want to reveal any plot details, we know that the story takes place in the future where killers called “Loopers” send murdered bodies back in time for stationed Loopers to dispose of them – the perfect crime, considering there’s no evidence. But when Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character, a Looper in the near future, experiences complications, all bets are off. Bruce Willis will play an older version of the same character as JGL.
No studio is attached and a release date has yet to be set, but we can expected it to hit sometime in 2012.