Yesterday, writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom) noted on Twitter that if you are already planning on seeing his next film — the sci-fi time-travel thriller Looper — it’s likely best to skip watching the film’s trailers. Johnson’s concern was that certain moments in Looper‘s story of a mob assassin (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) tasked with killing himself from 30 years in the future (Bruce Willis) could be spoiled for you if you know too much about them going in.
Does he have good reason to worry? Well, the new domestic trailer for the film was released today, and it is indeed markedly different from yesterday’s international trailer thanks to an extended look at a crackling diner scene between Gordon-Levitt and Willis. Taken together, the two previews manage to paint a rough picture of the film’s main storyline and tone without taking us through every major beat of the plot.
Still, Johnson is right. If you have already decided to see Looper, there’s no need to see any more of it before you step into a theater. But if you remain unconvinced, perhaps this trailer will push you over the edge. Check it out below:
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