Brick creator tackles science fiction
Rian Johnson is the talent behind the excellent film Brick (Filmstalker review) and his next project has been announced and it’s hugely off the previous genre, and its science fiction.
He’s currently working on The Brothers Bloom, but after that he’ll be making a film that will have a plot based around time travel and be very character based.
Speaking about the film he said:
"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…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…
…It's really violent and dark."
Brick (Filmstalker review) was an excellent film, and I’m really keen on seeing what he can bring to the science fiction genre, especially when he starts talking about time travelling concepts and Philip K. Dick.
Then he goes on to say that its character based and that it’ll be dark and violent, while those things alone aren’t something that makes the film more interesting, in the hands of Johnson it really could be. If you’ve seen Brick you’ll know what I mean as that was a superbly handled film and really did deliver something different and very exciting.