Doug Liman, who’s currently working on the upcoming Justice League Dark for DC and Warner Bros. has a couple other films in the works including a sequel to the 2014 Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt sci-fi vehicle Edge of Tomorrow, the Ground Hogday of Sci-fi. While the film didn’t really kill it at the domestic box office, it did make twice what it cost world-wide, opening the door for a sequel if a story could be put together. Liman, in a recent interview, outlined how Edge Of Tomorrow 2 might look.
Collider asked Liman about the sequel:
That is the only sequel that I’m considering doing, and it’s because first of all the story is so amazing—much better than the original film, and I loved and loved the original film—and second of all, it’s a sequel that’s a prequel.
I’ve had some radical ideas about how to make a sequel that would interest me, in the same way that I had ideas of how you make an independent film and then Swingers came along and it was like ‘Aha, that’s the perfect movie for me to test these ideas out on.’ I had these intellectual ideas on how you should make a sequel that are unlike how anybody else makes a sequel, and this script and this idea fit perfectly into that idea. So it’s gonna revolutionize how people make sequels.
Edge of Tomorrow, based on All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka really gets better with each viewing. It’s one of those films that will catch someone channel surfing and draw them in for the rest of the movie. Liman’s enthusiasm for the second film’s story is promising, he’s got a solid list of movies in his past, and knows how to tell a good story. If his ideas for the sequel pan out as well as his ideas for an independent film did for Swingers, we’re all in for a treat.