Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt wearing giant mech exoskeletons fighting a war in Europe against giant aliens for the sake of humanity, only to be caught in a time loop to fight the same battle over and over again. Sold. Here’s the first trailer for Edge Of Tomorrow.
Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and based on the graphic novel All You Need Is Kill, Edge Of Tomorrow sees a soldier fight, die and inexplicably be resurrected only to fight and die in the same battle over and over. He seeks out a more experienced soldier and trains himself in combat hoping to change his fate.
Here’s the synopsis:
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” 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 loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…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.
Edge Of Tomorrow crashes into cinemas 5 March 2014.