Tom Cruise versus aliens, with Emily Blunt tagging along as his sidekick in a day that never ends? I’d buy that for a dollar.
We’re getting our first look at the trailer for next summer’s futuristic thriller Edge of Tomorrow.
Previously known as All You Need Is Kill, Cruise plays a soldier who is thrown into a battle against aliens where he is killed unceremoniously. He then wakes up, only to find himself in a time loop where he fights and dies repeatedly in the same battle. It’s Groundhog Day with loads of violence.
But with each new entry into battle, Cruise’s Lt. Col. Bill Cage improves on his ability to kill his adversaries.
“Live. Die. Repeat,” reads the tagline.
The effects on the Doug Liman-directed actioner look spectacular, and I’m really looking forward to seeing Cruise try his hand at another sci-fi film following this year’s Oblivion.
Check it out, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Edge of Tomorrow opens June 6, 2014.
Tom Cruise’s dance card is filling up pretty quickly. The actor has the visually stunning Oblivion in theatres now, next year’s All You Need is Kill is in the can, and he has been tapped to star alongside Armie Hammer in the Guy Ritchie-directed The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. Now comes word via Deadline that Cruise has agreed to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 5.
Cruise’s last outing as the IMF agent in 2011′s Ghost Protocol was not only the series’ most successful, it was the actor’s highest-grossing movie ever.
No writer/director is attached, but the film will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. Abrams helped reinvent the franchise by directing part III and helping land Brad Bird for the fourth instalment, which featured Cruise doing some death-defying stunts in Dubai.
But with Star Wars: Episode VII due to start shooting early next year, it’s unlikely that Abrams would have much creative involvement in the new film.
Also on Cruise’s plate (if you’re a fan, and I am) is a sequel to Jack Reacher. While that film, which is based on Lee Child’s long-running crime series, wasn’t a huge hit in North America, globally it made over $215 million according to Box Office Mojo.
Deadline speculates that Cruise’s Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie will be asked to helm Mission: Impossible 5.
Less clear, is whether Top Gun 2 will still proceed following director Tony Scott’s death last year. Cruise’s reprisal of Maverick was supposed to go before cameras ahead of M:I 5. Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said he is still optimistic that the sequel will happen. “We haven’t given up yet,” he said earlier this year. “It’s just figuring out how to do it, which I think we have a good handle on, and losing Tony slowed us down, but hopefully we can pick up speed again.”
Are you happy Cruise will be accepting another Mission? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Tom Cruise is a busy guy.
He’s got Jack Reacher due out next month (more on that and what author Lee Child has to say about Cruise’s performance can be read here), and the first of two back-to-back sci-fi shoot ‘em ups – Oblivion – hits theatres next April.
Now we’re getting our first look at Cruise in All You Need Is Kill – a Source Code-like tale in which a futuristic soldier (Lt. Col Bill Cage played by Cruise) is caught in a time loop, reliving the same alien battle over and over. The catch is, each time he dies, he comes back with improved lethality.
Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), All You Need Is Kill is adapted from a novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and co-stars Emily Blunt.
I don’t know what to say about Cruise’s video gamey outfit other than it looks positively cool. I’m digging Tom’s science fiction kick.
All You Need Is Kill is due out March 14, 2014.