Rian Johnson to tackle sci-fi next.

After taking on the hardboiled and con man genres, writer/director Rian Johnson is planning on heading into sci-fi.

Johnson, the creator of Brick and the forthcoming The Brothers Bloom, has announced his next project will be Looper.

“Looper is set in a present-day world in which a group of hitmen are sent their victims from the future.”

According to Johnson, he is currently writing the screenplay.

The Brothers Bloom will land in theaters on Jan 16th.