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Edge of Tomorrow sequel back on as new writer steps in

March 1st, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, last we heard of a Doug Liman-directed sequel to Edge of Tomorrow was in August 2017 (here) but now, it seems to be on the move again.

A new report has it that The Invention Of Lying’s Matthew Robinson has a cool idea for a sequel and got scripting duties while it its hoped that Liman and stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt will both be back too.

Cruise’s character, a public relations officer with no training, is brought to the front and finds himself caught in a time loop that resurrects him each time he is killed by the aliens. He is mentored by a tough Special Forces soldier (Blunt) who teaches him the necessary  fighting skills, and learn from his previous frequent deaths until he is able to start winning. Based on the Hiroshi Sakurazaka Japanese graphic novel All You Need Is Kill, the original grossed over $370 million worldwide for Warner Bros and its co-financing partner Village Roadshow Pictures. 

As we reported two years ago, the two titles being bandied about for the sequel – well, then it was a prequel – were All You Need Is Kill and, like the book it’s based on, Live Die Repeat.

Word is the actors won’t give the go ahead or sign anything until they like the script. Fair enough.

No word on if either of these title still stand but whatever happens, we loved the first movie and will be excited to get this.

 

Are you excited? Let us know…

Source: Deadline

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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….