LOOPER Director Rian Johnson Open To Helming A Comic Book Movie In Future

LOOPER Director Rian Johnson Open To Helming A Comic Book Movie In Future

With Looper set to hit the big screen this Friday, director Rian Johnson has confirmed that there have been "conversations" about him helming a comic book movie, and while he's currently busy focusing on original projects, he would certainly consider doing so in future.

In an interview with Vulture, director Rian Johnson was asked whether he has been approached by any of the major studios to helm a comic book movie. As you can see from reading his comments below, he's been approached and IS interested, but clearly seems far more intent at this point in pursuing original projects like Looper. A shame, but understandable, especially as his latest film has been heralded as a "masterpiece"!

"There's always conversations. It's flattering to be in that circle of people who are thought about for those things, and I'm a big fan of those movies, so it's fun to talk about them. Right now, I'm focusing on writing my next film, and it's an original thing I'm working on. Not that I'd shut down the possibility in the future, but I'm in this spot right now where I can get these original movies made, and that's not going to last forever. As long as that's happening, I want to get as many of my own things made as possible."

Which comic book movie do you think Rian Johnson would be a good match for? Make sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place, and click on the link at the bottom of the page to read his comments on Looper, Breaking Bad and his attempts to find out more about The Dark Knight Rises from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.


Bruce Willis as Joseph Simmons
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joseph Simmons
Emily Blunt as Sara
Paul Dano as Seth
Noah Segan as Kid Blue
Jeff Daniels as Jack Mitchell
Piper Perabo as Suzie
Garret Dillahunt as Jesse

RELEASE DATE: September 28th, 2012

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