Looper Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Gets the 4K Ultra HD Treatment

The sci-fi thriller, Looper, starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt and Paul Dano will be released on 4K Ultra HD in February.


Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the sci-fil action thriller Looper, coming soon to 4K Ultra HD. In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits – someone like Joe – who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by sending back Joe’s future self for assassination.

The official synopsis reads, “In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a ‘looper – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good…until the day the mob decides to ‘close the loop,’ sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film was written and directed by Rian Johnson, and also starring Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels.”


Director Rian Johnson, speaking of time travel expounds, “I think the most powerful form of time travel is memory,” he says. “Every day … we’ll kind of go off in our heads and revisit moments in our lives, and wish that we had done them differently.” And time travel stories can also be a warning, “the same way that Frankenstein stories are kind of a cautionary tale, sort of a ‘yes, you think you want that, but it actually wouldn’t help, it would actually make things worse’ … you think you want to revisit the past, but in reality you should just be living in the present.”

Speaking of the main character, Johnson relates Joe to an iconic film character of the past. “Our main character, Joe, much like a movie I looked to for inspiration was Casablanca, much like Rick in Casablanca, he’s beginning the movie in a very kind of isolated, self-serving place,” he says. “And it made sense, much like in Casablanca, to build a world around him where you saw that that kind of selfishness didn’t come from him being a bad person, but was because he has to exist in this world.”

Travel back in time; Looper in 4K Ultra HD hits shelves Feruary 15.

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