Philip K Dick stuns us still
The Toronto film festival opened with a science fiction film by the same director who made hits out of Philip K Dick's SF classic stories.
American director Rian Johnson's time-twisting "Looper," also inspired by reading Philip K Dick novels, is in the same class as "Blade Runner," "Total Recall," and "Minority Report," and promises to have the same cult following.
"Looper" first took shape as a short film, but never got past a written draft. It was not until the success of "The Brothers Bloom" at the 2008 festival that Johnson returned to the idea.
With "Looper" Johnson has taken filmmaking to a new level, according to an inside source, who added, "This is a new kind of opening night: an exciting, thinking-person's action film from a director who really understands the genre."