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Joseph Gordon-Levitt stares down his older self (Bruce Willis) in sneak peek of the time-traveling thriller.

By Kara Warner

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "Looper"

Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment

We've been dying to see the "Looper" trailer for the past few days, and now it's finally here, in all its time-traveling, gun-fighting, trained assassin-vs.-himself glory.

Here are five key scenes from the sneak peek:

Loopers Explained

Thanks to the expository voice-over from star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, we learn that Loopers are time-traveling assassins hired by Mafioso types to kill other criminals in the past, so they don't become problems in the future. We see Gordon-Levitt's character "at work" in several different ways in the teaser — including one in which his assignment turns out to be his older self.

A Realistic Futuristic Setting

At the beginning of the trailer, it appears as if the film is set in present day. The characters' style of dress, »

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