Willis to play `lamest hitman` in `Looper`
London: Actor Bruce Willis` character in new movie "Looper" is the `lamest hitman in the world` says director Rian Johnson.
Willis will play a contract killer, or Looper, in the new time-travel thriller. His character executes people before they technically exist, but director Rian Johnson says that it doesn`t mean it`s a glamorous role.
"In truth, a Looper is more of a garbage man. They have the lamest hitman job in the world. Calling a Looper a hitman makes it romantic," contactmusic.com quoted Johnson as saying.
Explaining the film`s time-travel theme a little further, the director, says that the concept will be "very illegal" in the movie, but only in the future.
"In the film time travel won`t have been invented yet, but 30 years down the line from that it definitely will be - and when it is it`s going to be very illegal.It will also be difficult to dispose of a body, so criminals will have to go back in time and assemble a team of assassins, called Loopers. They kidnap the guy, zap him back 30 years and the Looper shoots them dead. Its` the perfect crime! The Looper kills someone who doesn`t technical exist yet, so that person vanishes from the future," he said.
The film also stars Bruce and Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing the same character in different times. "Looper" is set for release in 2012.