Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow gets a trailer

12 December 2013

Cruisin’ for a futuristic bruisin’.

The first trailer for Tom Cruise’s latest action vehicle, Edge of Tomorrow, has landed, and it looks madder and more explodey than anything in the Cruiser’s substantially explodey CV thus far.

Edge of Tomorrow originally had the far superior title of - and we’re not making this up - All You Need Is Kill (based on the novel by Japanese sci-fi author Hiroshi Sakurazaka), and features a Groundhog Day-esque premise in which Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) and Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) battle futuristic aliens in a time loop.

Edge of Tomorrow is being directed by Doug Liman, who helmed the first Bourne film, The Bourne Identity, and husband-and-wife action comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“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 to 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 (Cruise) 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 (Blunt), 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.”

Edge of Tomorrow will be released on 30th May 2014.

[Source: Empire]