Previously known as All You Need Is Kill, Doug Liman’s upcoming feature was recently rebranded with a new title, Edge of Tomorrow (which I have a feeling will probably play better in ad campaigns), with a very cool first teaser poster announcing the new name.
Warner Bros. have the film in their armoury out in San Diego this weekend, and with Comic-Con will underway, we’ve got a great new character poster for Emily Blunt’s Rita Vrataski to share.
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.
But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.
Blunt takes the female lead opposite Tom Cruise’s Lt. Col. Bill Cage, with Bill Paxton, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste starring alongside them.
Liman (The Bourne Identity, Jumper) is directing from a script penned by Dante Harper (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters). A handful of writers have rewrite credits on this one, including Joby Harold, Steve Kloves, Christopher McQuarrie, Tim Kring, Jez Butterworth, and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, all based on the original graphic novel, All You Need Is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
Edge of Tomorrow is set to be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on June 6th, 2014, and I am definitely pinning my hopes on this being one of the best movies of next summer. It’s early days yet, but I’ve got a very good feeling that it’s going to be awesome.
Source: via IMP Awards.