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Comic-Con 2013: Edge Of Tomorrow Footage Screened

Tom Cruise is at Comic-Con this year promoting Edge of Tomorrow. Some footage of the movie was shown (and I’d love to see it online!). Pictures are coming up next, here’s an article from Empire:

Just when we thought there could be no more excitement in Hall H this morning, Edge Of Tomorrow appeared on the big screen and producer Erwin Stoff, writer Chris McQuarrie, director Doug Liman, actress Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise turned up to talk about it. Things kicked off when Cruise duetted with moderator Chris Hardwicke after learning that they’d both played Stacie Jaxx in Rock Of Ages.

“It’s set just a few years in the future,” says McQuarrie of the story, “and Cruise’s character develops a very special power to relive a day, and it happens to be a day when a very crucial battle is happening between humanity and an invading alien force. It’s hard to find a piece of material as original as this film is but still satisfying in the way this film is.”

“We did a couple of months preparation beforehand,” said Blunt, “and I learned krav maga and everything you could imagine. Every day we’d have to get trained up because the suits were really heavy to wear so if you didn’t stay fit you’d throw your back out. Doug said our personalities did a 180 as soon as we put the suits on. We’d go from being gregarious to being snappy.”

“I always wanted to work with Doug Liman,” said Cruise. “I think what he does with genre is unique; he turns it on its head. Chris McQuarrie’s script and what they did with the structure was unique. The alien invasion film is now a trope; people understand the language of the genre so we can get into the character journey. The film is emotional and has a tremendous amount of action. And to work with Emily – they call her Valkyrie One; the soldiers call her the Full-Metal Bitch in the film, affectionately. It’s a great romantic story also. Bill Paxton is in the house, and he’s in the film with us.”

“Bil (Cruise’s character)l is a guy who’s having a very easy war, who’s overseeing army PR, and through a series of mistakes he makes he ends up in an exo-skeleton fighting this war,” explains Cruise of his character. “He’s basically a coward, and Tom Cruise makes a brilliant coward,” says Liman.

“This movie has a perverse humour to it that works on so many levels,” says Paxton, now onstage. “That really buoys it along. The human story is his, because he’s such a fish out of water, and I’m his character’s sergeant and basically his worst nightmare.”

“Bill’s character basically thinks winning a war and dying gloriously on the battlefield has equal value,” says Liman.

“The structure of the piece is so complex for a writer to do, and the story,” says Cruise. “How to keep the story evolving and keep the characters going in every scene is so involved. My character remembers what’s happening, but the pace never stops and the burden fell on McQ to make that work.”

“The challenge for the relationship between mine and Tom’s characters is that they’re meeting every day – he remembers what’s happened but I’m meeting him for the first time each day,” said Blunt.

“We talked a lot about the suit we’re wearing,” said Cruise. “Emily’s suit was about 85lbs and mine was about 120lbs, depending on what was on it. We were doing stunts in it and you had to learn how to fall in those things.”

“You have to understand with Tom Cruise, you hoist him 100′ and he says, “Why not higher?” He just wants people to have something they haven’t seen before,” says Liman.

Edge Of Tomorrow hits on June 6, 2014. Look out for it.

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All You Need Is Kill gets a new title “Edge of Tomorrow”, new still plus footage coming!

The upcoming movie Edge of Tomorrow, formerly known as “All You Need Is Kill” based on the novel by the same title. Direct by Doug Liman, the movie will have it’s first footage shown at this year’s Comic Con. Below is the full press release

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All You Need Is Kill – Set Pictures

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt were shooting All You Need Is Kill this weekend, here are set pictures sent by the lovely DeA from Emma Stone Online. Also pictures from November.

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    First Look at All You Need Is Kill

    Tom Cruise in All You Need Is Kill

    Warner Bros. Pictures has released this first look at Tom Cruise in director Doug Liman’s All You Need is Kill, hitting theaters on March 14, 2014. The film is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

    Cruise stars as Bill Cage, who must relive the same brutal battle against an unrelenting alien race in the epic sci-fi thriller from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. The film also stars Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic and Charlotte Riley.

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    All You Need is Kill Release Date & Synopsis

    Set to be released on March 14th, 2014, here’s an article from screenrant.com

    This year’s been rough on Tom Cruise both personally and professionally, between his much-publicized divorce from Katie Holmes, Rock of Ages‘ weak reception, and Top Gun director Tony Scott committing suicide. Cruise returns this winter with Jack Reacher, marking the screen debut of Lee Child’s popular character; however, it remains to be seen if the film – which has incited fan outcry over the alleged (mis)casting of Cruise – will buck the trend, or cap off a tumultuous year for the A-lister (following the successful Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol from last December).

    Meanwhile, production has commenced on Cruise’s next star vehicle, an adaptation of the illustrated sci-fi novel All You Need Is Kill, which co-stars Emily Blunt (Looper) and is directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Jumper). Scroll down for more information on All You Need Is Kill, including the official synopsis and release date.

    Here is the plot summary for the All You Need Is Kill adaptation, based on a script co-adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s source novel by Joby Harold (Awake), Dante Harper (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters), and frequent Cruise collaborator, Christopher McQuarrie (Valkyrie, Jack Reacher):

    The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.

    Lt. Col. Bill Cage (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 (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.

    The All You Need Is Kill cast is rounded out by such people as Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic), Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), Franz Drameh (Attack the Block), Tony Way (Game of Thrones), and Dragomir Mrsic (Easy Money), among others.

    Warner Bros. has scheduled All You Need Is Kill to hit theaters on March 14th in 2014, a date also currently being occupied by both Disney’s Maleficent (starring Angelina Jolie) and DreamWorks’ animated feature, Me and My Shadow. Cruise, however, will be returning to the sci-fi/action genre before that, with next year’s Oblivion, based on the graphic novel co-created by director Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy).

    Following All You Need Is Kill, Cruise will likely turn his attention to working on either Mission: Impossible 5 or the developing Van Helsing reboot from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. He’s also been linked to appear in a remake of The Magnificent Seven somewhere down the line (should the project get an official greenlight).

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    Cruise cues ‘All You Need Is Kill’

    After sitting in development limbo for many months, “All You Need Is Kill” may finally be on the fast track as Tom Cruise has agreed to star.

    Based on the graphic novel, the original story is in the vein of “Groundhog Day,” with a twist: A soldier in a war against aliens finds himself reliving his last day over and over after being killed. Through the training and battles he experiences in these time loops, he becomes a better soldier.

    While a deal with the studio isn’t officially signed, Cruise has been weighing this role for some time after continued talks with director Doug Liman.

    Sources say Warners. prexy Jeff Robinov always wanted a big star, though the script called for a younger actor like Ryan Gosling or Joseph Gordon Levitt. Studio has already had the script rewritten to make the character fit Cruise’s age.

    Dante Harper penned the script with Joby Harold doing the rewrite. Sources said Cruise liked the script so much that Liman traveled to Pittsburgh, where the thesp was shooting Paramount and Skydance’s “One Shot,” to meet with the actor about the role.

    Another important development: Liman, who’s been onboard to direct “Kill” for some time, has lined it up as his next project. For months, Liman had been weighing doing this or the Paramount space adventure “Luna,” which struggled to assemble financing and saw David Ellison’s Skydance Productions drop out — forcing Liman to turn to “Kill” for now.

    Cruise’ busy schedule could enable Liman to do both: After “One Shot,” Cruise is expected to shoot the Universal sci-fier “Oblivion” in March, then start on “Kill” in the late third/early fourth quarter of 2012. No start date is yet set.

    Cruise, repped by CAA, can be seen next in Par and Skydance’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” which bows Dec. 16, followed by New Line’s “Rock of Ages” next summer.

    Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally and Jason Hoffs are producing through 3 Arts Entertainment.

    Harold is an exec producer on the project.

    Source: Variety