R | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Rian Johnson had been collecting ideas for this movie since 2002.
Time travel has not yet been invented. But thirty years from now, it will have been. It will be instantly outlawed, used only in secret by the largest criminal organizations. It's nearly impossible to dispose of a body in the future... I'm told. ...
When Joe and Cid are having a conversation looking out of the hatch at the end of the tunnel from the house, the branch holding up the hatch changes position from shot to shot. It is rotated about 90 degrees between the positions and the position changes four or five times during the conversation.
The version shown on FX in the US features replacement footage for Piper Perabo's nude dialogue scene featuring her in lingerie; according to Rian Johnson on Twitter, it's also a different performance altogether.
$20,801,552 30 September 2012