On June 6th the first summer block buster Edge of Tomorrow will be released by Warner Bros. When I say block buster I of course hope the movie will fare well, but that is hardly guaranteed despite a cast such as Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and a 110 million dollar budget. Edge of Tomorrow has so far failed to receive the stellar buzz that movies such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or Captain America: The Winter Soldier have. In fact some fans have joked about whether Tom Cruise is starting to be typecast as the middle-aged sci-fi hero often depicted in classic pulp novels after movies such as Oblivion and War of the Worlds. To top it off, nobody is exactly sure what Emily Blunt is doing in a movie such as EoT, it certainly is a blunt movie (no pun intended). Both the first trailer and this one in particular are quite spectacular. The potential for good chemistry between the characters Lt. Col. William “Bill” Cage and Blunt’s Rita Vrataski is there as well an intriguing sci-fi premise that is mixed with a pint sized amount of Groundhog Day. I think there also lies the problem, from the trailer you would already get a good idea of what the movie is all about and I feel as if you would not miss much by just waiting for its release on Netflix. I could be wrong of course, for all I know it could become a classic, but then I think Oblivion was also a classic and that movie also slipped underneath the radar of most moviegoers.
Anyway, as mentioned Edge of Tomorrow is slated for a June 6th release to coincide with the Normandy landings, but the UK will get a slightly earlier release on May 30th. E0T is being directed by Doug Liman who previously made The Bourne Identity and one of my personal vices Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
As promised, below you can view the trailer. I was happy to notice that it also uses the track This Is Not The End by Fieldwork. I can only hope the final release will do as well.
Below you can also read the full synopsis…
Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “Collateral,” “Jerry Maguire”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Adjustment Bureau”) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow,” under the direction of Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”).
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 over and over, 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 (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
The international cast also includes Bill Paxton (“Aliens,” HBO’s “Big Love”), Kick Gurry (Australian TV’s “Tangle”), Dragomir Mrsic (“Snabba Cash II”), Charlotte Riley (“World Without End”), Jonas Armstrong (BBC TV’s “Robin Hood”), and Franz Drameh (“Attack the Block”).
Liman is directing “Edge of Tomorrow” from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the acclaimed novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Erwin Stoff produces, along with Tom Lassally, Jason Hoffs, Gregory Jacobs and Jeffrey Silver. The executive producers are Doug Liman, Dave Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi Fukuhara, and Bruce Berman, with Kim Winther and Tim Lewis serving as co-producers.
The behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award®-winning director of photography Dion Beebe (“Memoirs of a Geisha”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Jumper,” “Independence Day”), editor James Herbert (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”), costume designer Kate Hawley (upcoming “Pacific Rim”), and Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Nick Davis (“The Dark Knight”).
“Edge of Tomorrow” is the first motion picture to be shot at the recently christened Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
“Edge of Tomorrow” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures. Opening domestically on June 6, 2014, the film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow.
And I have made some caps of the trailer…
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