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First TV Spot for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:24 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have released the first TV spot for Doug Liman’s sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier, and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt.   Since it looks like Cruise’s character will be dying many times, not all of the deaths are going to be super-heroic, and a couple of those less-than-prestigious fatalities are shown here.

The film also stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riely, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda, and Tony Way.  Edge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.

Via Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow:

Here’s the official synopsis for Edge of Tomorrow:

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.


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    • Jonny Magnum

      I find it disconcerting that there hasn’t been any mention in any of the press I’ve seen to the source material. If the source material were an AMERICAN novel and comic, it would be all over the trailers and posters, but since it’s not, there’s no reference to it at all. It’s not as if you can’t buy the book in America because it’s been available for almost five years now. Granted, the movie looks cool, and I’ll probably go see it in theaters, but at least mention in the press that it’s not an original idea to try and bolster some sales for the original creators. *steps off soapbox*

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