Rian Johnson to Officially Take Movie Goers for a Loop

As a former English major, I’m aware that there are only so many basic themes and plots to go around. As a (mostly) unpublished writer, I know that there are only so many ways you can tell the same story. However, as a movie fan, I’ve become pleasantly aware that with the visual medium, there are so many things you can do to make the commonplace absolutely extraordinary. Hell, Charlie Kaufman’s made a career of it—Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, anyone?

And with the official announcement of his next project Looper‘s 2009 production start date, writer/director Rian Johnson seems to be adding his name to the list of those in the Newer and Spacier Hollywood. Looper is purportedly the tale of hitmen who get sent their targets from the future. So if Brick was the re-imagining of the noir film and The Brothers Bloom is the re-imagining of the conman film, I’m fully prepared to have my little mind’s conceptions of the suspense-thriller completely blown away.

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Posted on September 24, 2008 at 05:38 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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