Phil Connors thought he had it bad, but he never lived (and relived and relived ad nauseum) a day in the life of future-soldier William Cage.
Tom Cruise takes the core concept of “Groundhog Day” and blasts an exo-suit-shaped hole through it in “Edge of Tomorrow,” his new science-fiction action flick directed by Doug Liman, debuting next summer. The movie, co-starring Emily Blunt, sees Cruise playing an unseasoned soldier named William Cage, fighting tooth and nail against a relentless alien invasion. When he’s killed in action, Cage learns that death is not the end, as he becomes stuck in a time-loop, forced to relive the same battle over and over again, like some kind of gun-toting Bill Murray on a very bad day.
Turns out, in the moody yet action filled trailer, he isn’t the only one. Blunt’s character is also living the loop. Together, they train, fight the alien menace, and maybe fall in love? Probably not that, that never happens in movies.
Just as “Edge of Tomorrow” cycles through Cruise’s character’s life on an endless loop, the movie itself underwent some interesting iterations over the course of development. The film is based on “All You Need is Kill,” an illustrated novel from Japanese writer-artist duo Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Yoshitoshi ABe. Initially, “Edge” was named “All You Need is Kill,” before ultimately landing on its current, Beatles-reference-free title.
Cruise and Blunt star alongside an eclectic cast including sci-fi veteran Bill Paxton (the cowardly Hudson of “Aliens” fame), “Entourage” star Jeremy Piven, and more. “Edge of Tomorrow” arrives in theaters on June 6, 2014.
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