Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from Looper. The movie was one of the first major Hollywood films to be granted Chinese co-production status. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from Looper. The movie was one of the first major Hollywood films to be granted Chinese co-production status.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from Looper. The movie was one of the first major Hollywood films to be granted Chinese co-production status.

How 2012 time-travel thriller Looper rewrote the future of Chinese-American co-productions

  • Although co-production status brought all kinds of financial benefits, and Shanghai is perfectly cast as a city of the future, the move caused a few problems
  • Superfluous scenes, including those shot in China, had to be cut, but releasing two versions – one with the Chinese scenes intact – kept everyone happy

Topic |   American films
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from Looper. The movie was one of the first major Hollywood films to be granted Chinese co-production status. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from Looper. The movie was one of the first major Hollywood films to be granted Chinese co-production status.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from Looper. The movie was one of the first major Hollywood films to be granted Chinese co-production status.
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