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Tom Cruise in military uniform on the set of Doug Liman's All You Need Is Kill

Nov. 26, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Tom Cruise is a busy man.  But, I guess when you're the highest paid actor in Hollywood, you kind of have to be.  Awaiting the release of JACK REACHER next month and with Joseph Kosinksi's OBLIVION in the can, Cruise is currently filming the sci-fi actioner ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, based on the novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.  The pic is directed by Doug Liman (JUMPER, MR. AND MRS. SMITH) and co-stars Emily Blunt and Bill "game over, man" Paxton.  Our recent glimpse of Cruise running from an explosion in full mech suit was pretty damn awesome, as is the source material, so my feelings are that this will be another checkbox in the "win" category for Mr. Cruise.

These new set pics show Cruise rocking a miitary dress uniform, while flanked by soldiers and a helicopter.  I can't offer much context as I haven't read the book, but it's still cool to see the on-set peek. 

Have a look:

Here's the in-depth synopsis:

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.

Directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, and Charlotte Riley, ALL YOU NEED IS KILL hits theaters on March 14, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: I'd like to see what a collaboration between Cruise and Christopher Nolan would bring. Who would you like to see Cruise work with?

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10:58PM on 11/27/2012
2014? This is going be a long wait.Extra Tidbit:Tarantino,David.o.russell,Darren Arronofsky,Nolan,Guillermo del Toro,Coens
2014? This is going be a long wait.Extra Tidbit:Tarantino,David.o.russell,Darren Arronofsky,Nolan,Guillermo del Toro,Coens
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6:58AM on 11/27/2012

I'd like to see Cruise work with Jesus

that is all
that is all
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2:34AM on 11/27/2012
I gotta say, Tom Cruise always seems to cut a great figure in military uniform, looking forward to this, it sounds fun.
I gotta say, Tom Cruise always seems to cut a great figure in military uniform, looking forward to this, it sounds fun.
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9:49PM on 11/26/2012

I used to hate this guy...

Until i realized i like more of his movies than i hate, and the like list just keeps growing. This shit sound's spectacular. Count me in.
Until i realized i like more of his movies than i hate, and the like list just keeps growing. This shit sound's spectacular. Count me in.
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9:24PM on 11/26/2012

tidbit

Imagine Cruise in a Wes Anderson movie.....
Imagine Cruise in a Wes Anderson movie.....
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6:28PM on 11/26/2012
Cruise and Joss Whedon.
Cruise and Joss Whedon.
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5:24PM on 11/26/2012
I'm all for a Tarantino - Cruise - Pitt - Walken sci-fi ensamble
I'm all for a Tarantino - Cruise - Pitt - Walken sci-fi ensamble
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7:29PM on 11/26/2012
Whoa. That's a lot of cowbell.
Whoa. That's a lot of cowbell.
12:42PM on 11/26/2012

Nice shoe lifts, Tommy.

This movie should be good, but I always get a kick out of the RDJ and Tom Cruise set photos where they wear high heel elevator shoes to increase their height.
This movie should be good, but I always get a kick out of the RDJ and Tom Cruise set photos where they wear high heel elevator shoes to increase their height.
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2:37PM on 11/26/2012
Better than standing on apple boxes all day I suppose.
Better than standing on apple boxes all day I suppose.
12:35PM on 11/26/2012

Wait...

this movie looks cool, but doesn´t comes until 2014! where are pics or a clip from OBLIVION, the next Cruise movie to be released in 2013? nothing yet?... bad sign!
this movie looks cool, but doesn´t comes until 2014! where are pics or a clip from OBLIVION, the next Cruise movie to be released in 2013? nothing yet?... bad sign!
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12:28PM on 11/26/2012

EXTRA TIDBIT:

Tom Cruise and Nicolas Winding Refn
Tom Cruise and Nicolas Winding Refn
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12:06PM on 11/26/2012
Cool book. Don't know how I feel about the change in main character, going from young new recruit to "demoted officer". But this could still work. That picture of him outrunning an explosion is badass (even though the Jackets are supposed to cover the whole body).

Can't say I'm opposed to Emily Blunt as the the Full Metal Bitch.
Cool book. Don't know how I feel about the change in main character, going from young new recruit to "demoted officer". But this could still work. That picture of him outrunning an explosion is badass (even though the Jackets are supposed to cover the whole body).

Can't say I'm opposed to Emily Blunt as the the Full Metal Bitch.
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