In case you’re wondering why you haven’t heard of this film, Edge of Tomorrow is the new title for the film that was previously known as All You Need is Kill. The film, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, is directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Fair Game) and is based on the book All You Need is Kill – the title may work for the book but we didn’t think it was any good for the film. Warner Bros. has released a teaser poster for the sci-fi actioner that you can see below.
A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom 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 (Emily 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.
Warner Bros. has announced that they will be showing off some footage from the film at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 2013. Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures, stated, “We are extremely pleased to be able to give the Comic-Con audience, who’ve always been so supportive of us, the first peek at footage from ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’ The movie has all of us at the Studio very excited, and we can’t wait to see the reactions of fans who know and love the sci-fi genre so well.”
ETA: USA – 6 June, 2014.