Well, there’s another sequel on the way, this time to sci-fi/action film Edge of Tomorrow, which starred Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.
Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying) pitched a take for the studio, and has now been brought on to write the sequel. Their intention moving forward is to bring back Doug Liman to helm the project, and Cruise and Blunt to star once again as the warriors fighting alien invaders.
The first film saw Cruise’s character, a PR officer with no training, is brought to the front line, only to find himself caught in a time loop which sees him resurrected each time he is killed by the aliens. During this strange adventure, he is mentored by tough Special Forces soldier (played by Blunt) who teaches him to fight and learn from his previous demises in order to start winning.
Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s graphic novel All You Need Is Kill, the film grossed over $370 million worldwide, and received a 90% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes.
The sequel will be produced by Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, and Masi Oka, with Hisashi Sasaki executive producing. It’s likely we won’t hear any news on casting for a while, as deals won’t be made until a script is finished. However, the stars are in the loop, and Liman is set to develop the screenplay with the writer.
More on the Edge of Tomorrow sequel when we have it.