One of 2012’s biggest box-office hits, the futuristic action thriller which took audiences by storm with a tantalising twist on time travel will be available on DVD and Blu-ray early next year.

In the year 2044 time travel has not yet been invented. But in 30 years it will have been…

In director Rian Johnson’s hotly anticipated action thriller, Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) works as a looper, a futuristic assassin who eliminates targets sent back in time by a criminal organisation. The only rule is that you do not let your target escape – even if that target is you.

The rules are put to the test when Joe is called upon to “close his loop” and assassinate his future self (Bruce Willis). In failing to pull the trigger, so begins a desperate race against the clock as Joe begins to unravel his own future and older Joe’s past.

LOOPER stars Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Joseph Gordon Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau), Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine), Piper Perabo (The Prestige) and Jeff Daniels (State of Play).