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Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt to attend three ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ premieres (in three countries) in one day

- May 7th, 2014

As far as red carpet events go, this sounds pretty cool.

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are planning a Herculean stunt to promote next month’s Edge of Tomorrow. The actors will appear on three different red carpets, in the three different countries on the same day.

Taking the “resetting” theme of the film to a whole new level, on May 28, the pair – and the film’s director, Doug Liman – will hit a red carpet in London at 7 a.m. and then another in Paris at 2:00 p.m. The trio will then travel to New York City for the final screening at 11:59 p.m. Along the way, Cruise, Blunt and Liman will interact with fans via social media with the hashtag #EOTLive.

Like I said, pretty cool.

The Liman-directed sci-fi epic stars Cruise and Blunt as soldiers who are stuck in a futuristic time loop, repeating the same alien battle over and over. “I die within five minutes of landing on that beach along with every other soldier,” Cruise’s Lt. Col. Bill Cage says in a voice over. With each ‘death,’ Cage hopes to improve his odds of winning the fight and saving his life.

Adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill – a title I much prefer by the way – the visuals and action from the new film look absolutely stellar. And I like the premise – even if it does harken back to that Bill Murray comedy.

Edge of Tomorrow hits theatres in 2D and 3D June 6.

Tom Cruise caught in the day that never ends in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

- March 25th, 2014

Think of it like Groundhog Day, but with an insane amount of action and plenty of killing. That’s what Tom Cruise’s sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow is sizing up to be when it hits screens this June.

The Doug Liman-directed epic stars Cruise and Emily Blunt as soldiers who are stuck in a futuristic time loop, repeating the same alien battle over and over. “I die within five minutes of landing on that beach along with every other soldier,” Cruise’s Lt. Col. Bill Cage says in a voice over. With each ‘death,’ Cage hopes to improve his odds of winning the fight and saving his life.

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Adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill – a title I much prefer by the way – the visuals and action from the new film look absolutely stellar. And I like the premise – even if it does harken back to that Bill Murray comedy.

Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Edge of Tomorrow hits theatres on June 6.

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ trailer: First look at Tom Cruise alien invasion thriller

- December 12th, 2013

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.

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‘Mission: Impossible 5′ gets release date

- November 13th, 2013

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Well, if there’s one guy who isn’t scared by the new Star Wars’ Dec. 18, 2015 release date, it’s Tom Cruise.

Cruise’s fifth Mission: Impossible movie will open on Dec. 25, 2015, and will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who teased the project on Twitter earlier this month. McQuarrie and Cruise worked together on last year’s Jack Reacher.

Cruise will be back as Ethan Hunt in a script penned by Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce and produced by J.J. Abrams. There’s no word on whether Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames will return, though presumably they’ll all be back.

The previous instalment – Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol – reinvigorated the franchise and brought in close to $700 million worldwide. It’s also Cruise’s highest grossing film.

But speaking as an unwavering Tom Cruise fan, I’m not so sure Ethan wants to accept a mission against the Force. Did I mention the film will have to square off against Kung Fu Panda 3 and Ben Affleck’s Live By Night as well?

Tom – why not move it up a couple of weeks and take Dec. 11? Then you’ll only have Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 to worry about.

Tom Cruise agrees to do ‘Mission: Impossible 5′

- May 6th, 2013

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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.