Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with a tiny bit of "Hey, that's damn awesome." I'm quite certain you all have heard of LOOPER, even if you've not yet seen the flick. I'm not sure what my fellow AICN folk think about it, but it kicked my ass in the best ways possible. It's a film that just oozes cool and is designed incredibly well. It's no surprise that it's two leads give damn awesome performances, but it's the supporting cast, like "Kid Blue" for instance (Noah Segan) who really sold me.
At any rate, I love hearing about how films got put together or what projects "could have been" and there's a strong opinion out there, that if you have a popular actor cast as your lead that money just flies at you. Sadly, that's not the case and even incredibly talented and proven filmmakers still have to provide proof of concept in order to win over investors and financiers. The trailer below is just that, a concept trailer Rian Johnson cut together to visually get across what he expected to do with LOOPER. Check it out. You'll notice specific clips from movies that upon reflection are totally in LOOPER, like color design/shot selection/basic mood. So yeah, have at it.
This is a strange curiosity I thought might be interesting - just after I finished the script for Looper but before we began preproduction I asked Joe to record some voice-over, and with help from my friend Ronen Verbit constructed this "fake trailer" using clips from other movies. This is a fairly common thing to do when you're trying to get a movie off the ground, but it was the first time I tried it. It was meant to show more some of the film's tone, and to show how the odd concept could be presented in a clear and compelling way in the marketing. Zach Johnson did the sketches. Note that we hadn't begun the casting process yet, and the clips were chosen just based on their visuals and not by who is in them. - R. Johnson
- Mike McCutchen