MANILA, Philippines - â€œEdge of Tomorrowâ€ has been announced as the title of the upcoming sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, directed by Doug Liman and based on the book All You Need is Kill.
The movie, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, is set for release on June 6, 2014, and the first look at footage from the film will be unveiled by the Studio at this yearâ€™s International Comic-Con: San Diego on Saturday, July 20. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Kroll stated, â€œWe are extremely pleased to be able to give the Comic-Con audience, whoâ€™ve always been so supportive of us, the first peek at footage from â€˜Edge of Tomorrow.â€™ The movie has all of us at the Studio very excited, and we canâ€™t wait to see the reactions of fans who know and love the sci-fi genre so well.â€
The epic action of â€œEdge of Tomorrowâ€ 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 a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loopâ€”forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying againâ€¦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 international cast of â€œEdge of Tomorrowâ€ also includes Bill Paxton (â€œAliens,â€ HBOâ€™s â€œBig Loveâ€), Kick Gurry (Australian TVâ€™s â€œTangleâ€), Dragomir Mrsic (â€œSnabba Cash IIâ€), Charlotte Riley (â€œWorld Without Endâ€), Jonas Armstrong (BBC TVâ€™s â€œRobin Hoodâ€), and Franz Drameh (â€œAttack the Blockâ€).
Liman directs the film from a screenplay by Dante W. Harper and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie, based on the acclaimed novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Erwin Stoff produces, along with Tom Lassally, Jason Hoffs, Gregory Jacobs and Jeffrey Silver. The executive producers are Doug Liman, Dave Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi Fukuhara, and Bruce Berman, with Kim Winther and Tim Lewis serving as co-producers.
The behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award-winning director of photography Dion Beebe (â€œMemoirs of a Geishaâ€), production designer Oliver Scholl (â€œJumper,â€ â€œIndependence Dayâ€), editor James Herbert (â€œSherlock Holmes,â€ â€œSherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadowsâ€), costume designer Kate Hawley (â€œPacific Rimâ€), and Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Nick Davis (â€œThe Dark Knightâ€).
â€œEdge of Tomorrowâ€ is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures. Opening beginning June 6, 2014, the film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow.