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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. (more…)

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There’s no denying actor Tom Cruise’s box office power.  As far as anyone can remember, the seemingly ageless action star has been fiercely running from one film to another and topping the box office in each film with his name alone.  It was quite strange when Edge of Tomorrow came out and was one of his “flops.”  The film did receive critical praise and a well-done sci-fi film, which should have taken off, especially in the geek world where the film literally had a video game-like narrative where the protagonist dies time and time again to successfully complete his mission.  The film blended the right amount of humor and action.  When poor box office reports came it, it pretty much ensured that this was a one-and-done franchise, but thanks to increased DVD/Blue Ray sales and an almost cult following of the film there was hope that a sequel would greenlight.   (more…)

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It’s a rarity to be pleasantly surprised at the movie theater these days, especially in the summer when studios want to give the people what they want, and what they want is usually the same old, same old. Edge of Tomorrow is a pleasant surprise. A Hollywood blockbuster with a tried and true formula, but employed with gusto and playfulness. This is the kind of summer movie we all say we want, popcorn-munching entertainment of the highest quality that takes you in some unexpected directions and plays against type. Godzilla is fine, the X-Men were good, but summer really begins with Tomorrow. (more…)

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Readers of Entertainment Weekly got a nice treat ahead of San Diego Comic Con this week in the form of new promo photos for some of this year’s hottest films. For those of us who didn’t get their issue, or just didn’t buy one, some kind individual scanned those pages and showed off a bevy of new images from the upcoming All You Need is Kill, Riddick and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It’s like buying the magazine already.

First up, from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures is the British/American science fiction-action film All You Need is Kill, directed by Doug Liman. The single shot , featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt doesn’t reveal much, but gives you a nice look at the suit worn by Blunt.

Check out the candid shot of Emily and Tom below:

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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 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 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, 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.

All You Need Is Kill stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh and Charlotte Riley. The film is set to hit theaters June 6th, 2014.

Take a look at the new shots from Riddick and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after the jump.

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Anxious to see All You Need Is Kill, the Doug Liman adaptation of the Japanese graphic novel of the same name? Well don’t fret because Warner Bros and Village Roadshow are getting ready to unleash it on you a whole week early.

Deadline is reporting the studios are pulling Kill from its previous March 14th, 2014 release date and will instead now come out a week earlier on March 7th, 2014. The reasoning is perhaps to get Kill, the story of a soldier played by Tom Cruise who’s stuck in a time loop reliving the day he died in a war against alien invaders, out in front of Disney’s Maleficent, the live-action re-telling of Sleeping Beauty starring Angelina Jolie as the titular villainess. Instead, Kill’s new release date will pit it against Sony’s Invertigo, the next film from D.J. Caruso (Disturbia).

So mark that down on your calendars, Bastards, All You Need Is Kill starring Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Charlotte Riley, is coming out March 7, not 14, in the year 2014. And now, for something completely hilarious

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Happy Friday everyone. Here’s a photo of Tom Cruise in a mech suit running away from a giant explosion. It’s sure to become the Internet’s newest meme.

The above shot was taken from director Doug Liman‘s new scif-fi action film All You Need is Kill.  It’s an adaption of the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The story follows a soldier in a war against aliens who finds himself reliving his last day in the battle over and over again after being killed. Because of this, he’s able to become a better soldier. So, basically, it’s Groundhog Day with explosions.

Every time I look at this image, all I can think  of was the episode of Family Guy when Tom Cruise said “You can’t catch me gay thoughts!”

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Next on the list of science fiction flicks coming soon to a theater near you is the Warner Brothers adaptation of All You Need is Kill.  The original story, written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, was published in graphic novel format and received much critical acclaim, particularly from literary circles.  Bringing the tale to the big screen has been in the works since 2010, and it looks like it’s finally and officially ready to go.

For those unfamiliar with the story behind All You Need is Kill, here’s a brief description:

It follows the main character, Keiji Kiriya as he enlists in the United Defense Force to help fight against alien bad-guys.  After being killed on the battlefield, Keiji reawakens, memories still intact, and is forced to relive the whole thing again.  Caught in something inexplicable, he tries to figure out what he can do to change his recurring fate.

So far, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt have been cast to play the lead roles and Doug Liman (Bourne Identity) will be directing.

While the premise sounds fun and might make a good film is done right, I have to wonder at the choice of actors involved.  Tom Cruise doesn’t exactly seem the young Japanese soldier type to me, but maybe I underestimate his amazing acting skills?  Not to mention that the changes being made to the film remove a lot of the original setting and replace it with a USA, home-grown-beef approach (AKA white folks only please).  This is one of many such films that have been forced to undergo this sort of treatment, a habit that Hollywood seems all-too-eager to indulge.

What do you think Nerdreaders?  Getting tired of seeing Japanese stories and characters layered over in order to make them more appealing to Western audiences?  Or does it really even matter as long as the movie turns out good?

 

Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the info on this one.

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