‘Looper’ Prop Team ‘Beat Up’ Film’s Weapons
For any sci-fi action film, the look of the props, specifically the weapons, often dictate the feel of the universe in which it’s set. For “Looper,” out this week, director Rian Johnson had a vision for the guns used by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and the rest of the cast. They reflect his futuristic world, where men kill people from the future — including their older selves — for money.
The weapon of choice for these Loopers, as they’re called in the movie, is the blunderbuss, a gun that harkens back to the Old West model in name and function. When it came time for prop master…
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