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'Looper' Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Stars In 2012's Coolest Movie (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/13/2012 8:37 am Updated: 04/13/2012 8:37 am

Looper Trailer

"'Looper' will be the 'Drive' of 2012," wrote GQ senior editor Mark Lotto on Twitter. "Please discuss."

You heard the man. The teaser trailer for "Looper" has finally arrived online after days of teasing teases, and if it does recall "Drive," it's because of coolness.

First of all, there's the premise: in the future, where time travel now exists, organized crime operations send people they want killed back to the present, where loopers -- future contract killers living in the present -- dispose of them with extreme prejudice. Things get dicey, when one of the loopers (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) finds himself staring at his future self (Bruce Willis) with orders to kill him. Er, kill himself. From the future.

Confused? As a bearded Jeff Daniels says halfway through the new trailer: "This time travel crap just fries your brain like an egg."

Beyond the loopy (ding!) premise, there's also the cast -- Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Willis and JoGo as Bruce Willis; through the magic of facial prosthetics, contact lenses and vocal machinations, Gordon-Levitt is almost believable as a young Bruce -- and crew. "Looper" is directed by Rian Johnson, the Wes Anderson-y filmmaker behind the underrated twosome of "Brick" and "Brothers Bloom." None of those Anderson affectations seem very much on display in the trailer for "Looper" -- which is either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on whether you ever wanted to see Wes Anderson direct a time-travel actioner with gunplay, explosions and Bruce Willis.

All in all: yes, please. There's even a banging music cue: "K.I.L.L." by Nick Murray and Mark Moore. The "Looper" trailer might not be as operatic as the amazing teaser for "Drive," but it's pretty awesome all the same. Just one question: which guy has the Albert Brooks against-type breakout role in this one? Gotta be Daniels, right?

Watch in HD over at Apple. "Looper" hits theaters on Sept. 28.

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