Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rian Johnson on Loopers Nolan influence


Looper , a late entrant in the 'coolest movie of the year' stakes, fronts this month’s brand new issue of Total Film magazine (out tomorrow!), and inside we chat to director Rian Johnson and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

In case you don’t already know, Looper ’s a gritty, grubby sci-fi, set a few decades from now. In the 2040s, Joe (Gordon-Levitt) is a hitman who whacks targets sent back in time from 30 years in the future, despatching them before disposing of the evidence (which, conveniently, the contemporary authorities won’t be looking for).

Joe’s enjoying the spoils of his well-paid lifestyle, until he’s tasked with offing his future self (played by Bruce Willis) and ‘closing the loop’.