Hot on the heels of the first footage for Looper premiering at WonderCon over the weekend come these images of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the film's star, a time-traveling hitman (or "looper"). Due in theaters September 28th, Looper takes place in a near future where time travel exists, except it's illegal and used only on the black market. That's where the mob comes in -- they send victims back in time and hire hitmen (or "loopers") to finish the job in the past so there's no cleaning up to do in the present.
Things become complicated, however, when the mob sends back Bruce Willis to kill Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It's complicated because Willis is Gordon-Levitt's older self. In these images you can see how they changed Gordon-Levitt's face a bit by adding prosthetics that make him look a little more like Bruce Willis. Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom) directed, with Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo and Jeff Daniels also lending their talent to what looks (on paper, at least) like a very fun, inventive sci-fi thriller.
Check out the images below (click to enlarge), and keep it tuned it for that first footage, which should arrive online soon.
And here are Rian Johnson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt talking time travel and time travel movies at WonderCon ...