As far as I know, there’s no video game tethered to Rian Johnson’s upcoming sci-fi thriller. That’s a shame, as Looper sports exactly the kind of fictional universe I’d like to expanded on in playable form. So, good for me then, that filmmaker Deepak Chetty did the next best thing by making a retro-styled trailer for an old-school Looper game that never existed.
Usually, the 8-bit pixelated look is a cheap, easy way to home in on some nostalgia for bygone times. But it actually works thematically here, what with the movie’s core plot concerning an underworld spacetime assassin who has to kill a future version of himself. And the game highlights the paradox of fighting an antagonist that’s your younger self: you can’t kill him or else you disappear. Hey, Deepak, let’s see more of this once the movie comes out, OK?