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Christopher McQuarrie confirms Doug Liman is directing Edge of Tomorrow 2 PLUS who will be writing it…

April 9th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Edge of Tomorrow’s sequel is moving ahead and it just bagged a great director to move things forward. The follow-up to Tom Cruise’s sci-fi hit, also starring Emily Blunt, was extremely popular with genre fans due to its time-bending narrative and strong acting.

Yesterday it looked like the sequel is tapping Christopher McQuarrie to direct – McQuarrie is a well-known director and screenwriter, noted for penning The Usual Suspects as well as taking over the revived Mission: Impossible franchise, also starring Cruise – however, he took to Twitter to tell everyone that he’s not involved and Doug Liman, director of the first movie is back:

McQuarrie had previously said this about the possibility of making an Edge of Tomorrow sequel: What I’ve learned, having made Mission, is what I would write into the movie to make that movie an easier sell. Edge of Tomorrow was incredibly difficult to market. From the look of the film… to the title of the film, whatever the title was, whether it was All You Need is Kill or Edge of Tomorrow — and God help us figuring out what the title of the sequel is. The Edge of the Day After Tomorrow? I don’t know. But the humor in the film took a good 35 minutes to really dawn on you – the movie really sneaks up on you and takes this sudden left turn. The movie didn’t have the moments that a trailer needs to tell you, “This is the experience you’re going to have.” Jack Reacher was a really tough movie to market and we were constantly struggling… Edge of Tomorrow didn’t have a presence on social media until the weekend it came out, then people go, “Oh my God, it’s really good” … it was too little, too late. However, the first movie took us by surprise and was a great little treat, so we’re glad to see the whole gang back… PLUS, they have two new writers involved. McQuarrie then went on to share on Twitter who was writing the movie:

Frankie & Alice and Race’s Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse will bring back the whole team after then finish rewriting Sony’s The Gray Man, based on Mark Greaney’s novel as we’ll as writing Circle Of Treason and The Aftermath.

We’ll bring you more as we get it…

There is no release date for Edge of Tomorrow 2.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….