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First look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper

This weekend’s Wonder-Con festival threw up a lot of sci-fi goodies (not least of which was the new Prometheus trailer ), including a first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young Bruce Willis in Rian Johnson’s Looper .

The future noir is set in a world where time travel is possible but illegal, with organised crime syndicates using assassins known as “loopers” to kill people they've sent back in time.

JGL plays a looper presented with a tricky situation when his future self (Willis) is the target who has been sent back in time for him to kill. Complicated, isn’t it?

The first new images show Gordon-Levitt looking bulkier than usual, toting a pistol and generally getting his badass on. Apparently the star spent a lot of time studying Willis’ acting, so as to create a character who might grow up to be the Bruce we know in some 30 odd years.

As barmy as the plot sounds, we’re distinctly excited about this one, not least because Johnson’s sci-fi universe looks pleasingly down and dirty. Looper opens in the UK on 28 September 2012.