Sony Buys Rights to Ethan Hawke Looper-ish Time Travel Flick

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Ethan Hawke attends the New York Stage and Film 2011 gala at The Plaza Hotel on December 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/2011 Astrid Stawiarz

Take Looper. Replace hit man Joseph Gordon-Levitt with Ethan Hawke playing a law enforcement agent. Replace the organized crime syndicates that send rivals back in time to be killed, with a government agency that sends agents like Hawke back in time to neutralize killers like Levitt and his employers. What you're left with is Predestination, the Michael and Peter Spierig–written and –directed movie just acquired by Sony.