I figured eventually Warner Bros. was going to get around to changing the title of Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner “All You Need is Kill”. That’s the original title of the film’s Japanese novel, and it’s somewhat wonky. Mind you, not that the new title the studio has picked is any better, it’s just, well, new.
Along with the new title, check out a new Comic Con poster for “Edge of Tomorrow” (formerly “All You Need is Kill”) below. The studio also released the official image of Emily Blunt and Cruise from the film (above).
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.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than 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 movie, as you might imagine, takes great liberties with the book by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. For one thing, the hero of that book was a green Japanese recruit, not a 40-something Tom Cruise. But hey, green Japanese recruits don’t sell movie tickets, ya know?
“Edge of Tomorrow” will also star Bill Paxton (“Aliens,” HBO’s “Big Love”), Kick Gurry (Australian TV’s “Tangle”), Dragomir Mrsic (“Snabba Cash II”), Charlotte Riley (“World Without End”), Jonas Armstrong (BBC TV’s “Robin Hood”), and Franz Drameh (“Attack the Block”). It opens next year, June 6, 2014.
Here’s an old pic of Cruise from the movie, running from exploding fireballs, as Tom Cruise is wont to do: