Director Rian Johnson is currently putting the finishing touches on his upcoming sci-fi drama Looper, which will be released September 28. The filmmaker decided to ring in 2012 with a new photo from Looper, where he is sitting inside the time machine. Take a look at this intriguing image below.

<strong><em>Looper</em></strong> Time Machine photo

Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joe, a "looper" who disposes of criminals sent back in time from the future. The plot thickens when he recognizes one of the victims as his future self (Bruce Willis), and lets him go. Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Jeff Daniels, and Piper Perabo also star in Looper.