Bruce Willis has joined the cast of the high-concept sci-fi thriller “Looper” from “Brick” filmmaker Rian Johnson reports Deadline.
The story follows a group of assassins (Loopers) working for a crime syndicate who eliminate and dispose of captive targets that are sent to them. The genius however is that the syndicate exists three decades into the future.
Thus the Loopers dispose of a corpse that doesn’t technically exist, while in the future the targets have truly vanished without a trace. The main thrust of the plot has a man sent back to kill himself.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis will play the younger and older incarnations of that man respectively.