Edge of Tomorrow 2 in the works with Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt returning

Since the release of Doug Liman's big-budget adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka Japanese graphic novel All You Need Is Kill (made into a movie called EDGE OF TOMORROW starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt) Warner Bros. has been trying to make a sequel. Sure the movie didn't blow up the domestic box-office, but worldwide the flick pulled in an impressive $370 million and received a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

So a sequel kind of seems like a given.

And today we have word that one is finally in the works as Deadline reports Matthew Robinson (THE INVENTION OF LYING) pitched a take and has been brought on to write the sequel. Liman will develop the screenplay for EDGE OF TOMORROW 2 or whatever they plan on calling it, and the plan is for Liman to return to helm this new movie. On top of Liman, the plan is also for stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt to return as well.

But their involvement is contingent on the quality of the screenplay.

The original film began:

When Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight -- and his death -- over and over again. However, Cage's fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens.

Liman directed the original from a script by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butterworth based on All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver, Gregory Jacobs, and Jason Hoffs produced the original which starred Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Brendan Gleeson. This sequel is produced by Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, and Masi Oka, with Hisashi Sasaki exec producing. 

Source: Deadline



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