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TRAILER: Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt Star in “Edge of Tomorrow”, Based on ALL YOU NEED IS KILL by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

Here’s the synopsis of the upcoming Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt film Edge of Tomorrow:

The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop, forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

The film is based on All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, which is described like this:

When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally–the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji’s escape or his final death?

Sounds close, right? We’ll see!

Here’s the trailer:

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3 Comments on TRAILER: Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt Star in “Edge of Tomorrow”, Based on ALL YOU NEED IS KILL by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

  1. I wonder if Bill Murray will have a cameo? 🙂

    Looks like a pretty good movie.

  2. Given that I may be one of the few to happily proclaim Oblivion my favorite SF film not just of the year but in a very long time, I have to say another Tom Cruise SF flick looks pretty exciting to me. Seeing this makes me wish even more for a serious adaptation of Starship Troopers.

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