Tom Cruise finds himself in a life-and-death situation — over and over again — in the new trailer for “Edge of Tomorrow,” the latest film from director Doug Liman (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “The Bourne Identity”).
Set for release in 2014, the sci-fi action adventure is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s award-winning novel “All You Need Is Kill” and sees Cruise as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, an officer dropped onto a futuristic battlefield only to die. He then finds himself reborn again and again at a moment before the siege.
The cast includes Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Laura Pulver and Jeremy Piven, among others.
The high-concept outing comes on the heels of Cruise’s recent “Oblivion,” released earlier this year. That film, adapted from a 2010 graphic novel Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”) penned with comic-book writer Arvid Nelson, takes place on a future Earth left decimated by an alien invasion, with Cruise playing former Marine Jack Harper, one of a few people left on the planet to mop up after the war.
“Edge of Tomorrow” is being released by Warner Bros., which earlier this week unveiled trailers for two of its other summer 2014 offerings, “Jupiter Ascending” and “Godzilla.”
Written and directed by “The Matrix” and “Cloud Atlas” filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski, “Jupiter Ascending” stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones, a young woman born on Earth whose “genetic signature” marks her as a target for the Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum plays Caine, identified early in the trailer as a “perfect hunting machine,” who becomes Jupiter’s protector.
The new take on “Godzilla” is being directed by Gareth Edwards, whose ambitious independent film “Monsters” garnered critical praise in 2010. “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Ken Watanabe (“Inception”) and Elizabeth Olsen (“Oldboy”) star.
What do you think of the “Edge of Tomorrow” trailer? Which 2014 release are you most looking forward to? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex
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