Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow - Tome Cruise & Emily Blunt | A Constantly Racing Mind
Warner Bros. released this first trailer on December 11th, 2013. from director Doug Limon


Doug Liman, director of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," and "The Bourne Identity" is bringing an adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's "Young Adult" novella, or as the Japanese call it a "Light Novel" to the big Hollywood screens.  The film stars some pretty big names including, Tom Cruise ("Oblivion," "Minority Report ," "War of the Worlds") and Emily Blunt ("Looper," "The Adjustment Bureau") .  Also included in the cast are Bill Paxton ("Apollo 13," "Predator 2 ," "Aliens"), and Brendan Gleeson ("28 Days Later...," " A.I. Artificial Intelligence").
   

In the trailer (above), Tom Cruise, in a bigger, badder exoskeleton type of battle armor than Matt Damon's from "Elysium," takes on the invading Mimics. 
  
The synopsis goes something like this.
"The epic action of “edge of tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat repeatedly, fighting, and dying again…and again. But with each battle, cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside special forces warrior Rita Vrataski. And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy."
Although, based on a book, writers Christopher McQuarrie ("Valkyrie," "Jack Reacher") and Jez Butterworth ("The Last Legion") adapted the concepts and idea into a film that hopefully, packs the not only the adrenaline fo the scenes from the trailer, but also the emotional, and thoughtfulness that a concept of instant reincarnation deserves.

In my mind this sounds either a great First Person Shooter (FPS) game come to life, or weatherman Phil Conners reliving "Groundhog Day" repeatedly

Warner Bros. is releasing "The Edge of Tomorrow" to theaters in the U.S. on June 6 (D-Day), 2014. 

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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Year:  2014
Staring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Brendan Gleeson
Director: Doug Liman 
Producer(s): Jason Hoffs, Gregory Jacobs, Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 113 minutes
Release Date:  6/6/2014