Edge of Tomorrow

The opening text crawl for Edge of Tomorrow, the new film with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, was “Live/Die/Repeat.” That’s the film in a nutshell — Cruise plays an Army PR guy who is thrown into combat and immediately killed. But that’s not his end; for reasons unknown to him, Cruise lives his last day over and over again. In the process he learns how to be a deadly soldier in humanity’s fight against aliens, and he also tracks down another mysterious warrior, the woman other soldiers call the Full Metal Bitch, played by Emily Blunt.

At Comic Con today, Tom Cruise was joined on stage by Blunt, director Doug Liman, and writer Christopher McQuarrie. (And they were joined by Bill Paxton, who plays a supporting role.) Cruise charmed the hell out of the crowd, through his interactions with moderator Chris Hardwick and praise for Doug Liman and Emily Blunt. In turn, his co-conspirators praised his intense work ethic, which drove Cruise to run and fight through scenes wearing a suit of armor that weighs over 100lbs.

A brief bit of footage was shown, and we’ll run down that and some of the panel info below.  Read More »

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Edge of Tomorrow

Doug Liman‘s upcoming sci-fi action film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt has been given a new title. Originally called All You Need Is Kill, which also is the name of the original graphic novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, the film has now been renamed Edge of Tomorrow. It’s definitely a less confusing, more catchy title for the June 2014 release. The film is about a futuristic world where a soldier is caught in a time travel loophole, consistently dying in battle, but in the process also hardening into a military powerhouse, and probing for the weakness of his enemy.

Below, check out the first poster for the film. Read More »

Christian Bale is leaping from the rooftops of Gotham to the summit of Mount Everest. The actor is in early negotiations to board Baltasar Kormákur‘s Everest, about the ill-fated 1996 expedition to scale the notorious peak. Disaster struck the climbers in the form of a blizzard, killing eight people over two days and helping to make 1996 the deadliest year ever for Mount Everest. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Tom Cruise has worked in just about every genre you could think of over the course of his three-decade career, but lately he seems to be on something of a sci-fi kick. He recently attached himself to Our Name is Adam, and has Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion and Doug Liman‘s All You Need is Kill both due out next year. Perhaps the first image from the latter explains why he’s so interested in aliens and apocalypses as of late. After all, when else does a guy get to don a giant robotic exoskeleton? Hit the jump to take a look.

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Looks like Warner Bros. is really going to keep the title All You Need is Kill for the Doug Liman-directed sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise as a soldier who is killed during his first few minutes of battle, but finds himself reliving his last day over and over again. The common description for the film has been Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers, and though the script went through some rewrites to accommodate Cruise, that core idea remains the same. Sounds like Cruise starts off as an inexperienced officer (think Lt. Gorman, from Aliens) but becomes a hardened battle vet thanks to his looped final day.

Warner Bros. has now set a March 14, 2013 release date for the film, and we’ve got an updated synopsis and cast list below. Read More »

Tom Hardy Looking to Scale ‘Everest’ With Doug Liman

If you’re going to make a movie about a guy who attempted one of the most difficult feats known to man not once, not twice, but three separate times, you’re going to need an actor who actually looks up to the challenge. On that front, it’s tough to think of many better picks than Tom Hardy. The Dark Knight Rises star has entered early talks for Doug Liman‘s Everest, an adaptation of Jeffrey Archer‘s fact-based novel Paths of Glory. More details after the jump.

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The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman is heading back into the thrilling world of espionage with another literary adaptation. Sony Pictures has just picked up the movie rights to The Tourist, first in a series of books by Olen Steinhauer, and has attached Liman to direct. And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the Angelina Jolie / Johnny Depp “comedy” that proved once and for all that we shouldn’t take Golden Globe nominations seriously. More after the jump.

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Some books never die in Hollywood. One of those is Time and Again, a time-travel adventure love story publishes as an illustrated novel from author Jack Finney. (Who also wrote The Body Snatchers, upon which several Invasion of the Body Snatchers films were based.) The book follows a New York illustrator who, through a government program, is sent from his present back to 1882 NYC, where he finds a new life and love. Eventually, he has to choose between his old life and the new.

The novel has been in development for many years, with Robert Redford initially kicking off the project at Universal almost twenty years ago. There was a point where it almost went to TV, and many directors, writers and producers have flirted with it in the past couple decades.

Now Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Fair Game, All You Need is Kill) is set to direct. Read More »

A script that finds serious studio favor can push a project from long-simmering development into full boil, and that seems to have happened with Sony and The Equalizer. Based on the TV series in which Edward Woodward played a former covert ops expert who donates his services to people in trouble, the film will star Denzel Washington as a new version of the title character.

Richard Wenk recently turned in a new script draft, and Sony likes it enough to push for an April 2013 start date, with a shoot likely to take place in Boston. Some details about the new Equalizer are after the break. Read More »