'Brick' Director Rian Johnson gets 'Looper'

by Joey Paur

Venkman here and it looks like Rian Johnson has got his next film lined up to direct. Rian Johnson is the writer and director of 'Brick' which is such a great little movie. He also has 'The Brothers Bloom' coming out which looks really good as well. IGN has been informed that his next film will be a Sci-Fi movie called 'Looper'. Here is What Rian had to say about it:

"It's called Looper, It's sci-fi, but it's very much -- well, I think people toss out Philip Dick sci-fi when they mean 'small, dark' sci-fi. Although, when I think of Philip Dick's books, it's something very different. I think people are confusing it with the movie Blade Runner."

"To me, it's a lot more like the first Terminator," he said. "It's very sci-fi, but it's very character-based and very concentrated. It's very different from the Terminator movies, but it's like the first Terminator in that time travel is involved with it, but only as a plot device.

Comparing it to The Brothers Bloom, he added, "It's going to be really different than this. It's really violent and dark."

Sounds good to me! The guy is proving to be a very talented director and i think he has it in him to do some great things in the future.