Edge of Tomorrow; All You Need Is Kill


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Edge of Tomorrow is an upcoming American science fiction film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The film is directed by Doug Liman. It is based on the Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

Rights to the novel were bought in late 2009, and a spec script was sold to the American studio Warner Bros. for production. The studio co-produced the film with Village Roadshow. Filming began in late 2012 and took place mainly at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden outside London. Trafalgar Square in London was also a filming location for some action scenes.

 

All You Need Is Kill.

In the near future, an alien race has invaded the Earth and has defeated the world’s military units. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise), a military officer inexperienced in combat, is deployed into a combat mission against the aliens. Though Cage is killed in minutes, he finds himself starting over in a time loop, repeating the same combat mission and being killed. Each time, Cage learns to better fight the aliens, and he teams up with Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) to defeat them.

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Edge of Tomorrow is co-produced by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow with the involvement of production companies 3 Arts Entertainment and Viz Productions. The film is directed by Doug Liman based on a screenplay adapting the Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The novel was published in 2004, and 3 Arts Entertainment optioned the novel in late 2009. Instead of making a pitch to a major studio to purchase the property and proceed with writing and producing a film adaptation, the company decided to develop a spec script to show the studios. Dante Harper wrote the script, and Warner Bros. purchased it in a $3 million deal in April 2010. In the following August, the studio hired Doug Liman to direct the film. Harper’s screenplay was listed in the 2010 edition of The Black List, a survey of most-liked unproduced screenplays.

 

The Hollywood Reporter, the budget for the film was over $175 million. The metal exosuit designed for the film weighed 85 pounds (39 kg) on average. Initially, Cruise took 20 minutes to put on the suit, and the dress time was ultimately reduced to 30 seconds. One of the heavier versions was around 130 pounds (59 kg) due to being equipped with a mock sniper rifle and rocket launcher. The Los Angeles Times reported, “Between takes, the actors would be suspended by chains from iron frames to take the weight of the suits off their shoulders.”

 

The film will be released in theaters in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2014 and in the United States and Canada on June 6, 2014.

 

Cast

• Tom Cruise as Major William Cage

• Emily Blunt as Rita Vrataski

• Bill Paxton as General Farrell Bartolome

• Brendan Gleeson

• Kick Gurry

• Dragomir Mrsic

• Charlotte Riley

• Jonas Armstrong

• Franz Drameh

• Masayoshi Haneda

• Tony Way

 

Production

• Doug Liman – director

• Christopher McQuarrie – co-writer

• Jez Butterworth – co-writer

• John-Henry Butterworth – co-writer

• Erwin Stoff – producer

• Tom Lassally – producer

• Jeffrey Silver – producer

• Gregory Jacobs – producer

• Jason Hoffs – producer

• Dion Beebe – cinematographer

• Oliver Scholl – production designer

• Kate Hawley – costume designer

• James Herbert – editor

• Christophe Beck – composer

• Nick Davis – visual effects supervisor

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