Emily Blunt May Ride the Valkyrie in Warner Bros.’ All You Need is Kill

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All You Need is Kill Novel CoverTom Cruise has been scheduled to front Warner Bros.’ “All You Need is Kill”, an adaptation of the Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel of the same name for a while now, with “Jumper’s” Doug Liman directing. But so far, that’s been the extent of the casting on the film, or indeed, any movement whatsoever.

Well consider that changed: the trades now report that Emily Blunt is in talks to join Cruise and Liman on the sci-fi war movie.

The plot of the film finds Earth under assault from “mimics”, alien bug-like invaders that threaten to overwhelm the planet lest humanity can hold them off using a new combat weapon called mechs. That comes in mighty handy when the hero (Cruise’s character) finds himself stuck in an endless, “Groundhog Day”-type loop, where whenever he dies, he ends up reliving the same day over and over again, eventually transforming from a green recruit into a fearsome warrior.

Blunt is in talks to play the film’s female lead, a fellow soldier who battles alongside Cruise. In the book, that would be Rita Vrataski, a super badass U.S. special forces soldier who aids the hero and becomes a love interest for him.

This would be one mighty interesting casting choice. As you’ll recall, at one point Marvel really, really wanted Blunt to play The Black Widow in “Iron Man 2″, but she chose “Gulliver’s Travels” over the comic book movie instead. Yeah, not the best choice there, that one. As far as I know, Blunt has never really played a tough, badass action hero before, which is what she would have to be in “All You Need is Kill”, as ol Rita is quite the killer.

Emily Blunt

Via : Variety

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    I’d watch! This sounds like a pretty cool movie. I just hope evrytime we see a battle scene again it’s from like a different POV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1487102434 Jim Culver

    How does Gina Carano not get this role? Emily Blunt looks like she couldn’t win a fight against a houseplant.

    • imrickjames

      because she can’t act

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Larkin/100001672389520 Larry Larkin

    So does Cruise get to play to type as one of the bugs mimicing a human being?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMMTESERDGMVHTTCZNIF66T23Y Pyscho-Rice

    Really? C’mmon Hollywood why change the male lead? Even if Harry mutha’fn Shum isn’t the greatest actor he is a better choice for this role then Cruise. All they are doing is shooting shit and looking badass.

    • Avian

      Because it guarantees an audience.