Normally those wild film auctions promise a project with great potential, and ‘Looper’ seems to be no exception to the rule.
According to Deadline, FilmDistrict is now in final negotiations for U.S. distribution rights to ‘Looper,’ a science fiction film that stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt and Bruce Willis after a wild Saturday auction. Apparently there were at least six bidders with perhaps some serious cash being paid up front.
Mike Fleming from Deadline reported that “Johnson wrote the script, about a contract killer who works for the mob of the future, and who kills victims that are sent back in time 30 years, so there is no trace of the crime in the future. It’s a great gig, until the killer (Gordon-Levitt) recognizes that one of his targets (Willis) is a futuristic version of himself. Piper Perabo, Paul Dano and Jeff Daniels also star. The film was financed by Endgame’s James Stern, who produced with Johnson’s partner Ram Bergman.”
There’s no saying when casting or production will commence but we’ll be sure to let you know more details on this project when they become available.