Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have released a trailer teaser for Edge of Tomorrow. Based off a manga with a superior title (All You Need Is Kill), 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. Or to put it another way: Groundhog Day with mech-suits. That sounds like a log line for a movie I would watch. Come back tomorrow for the full trailer.
The film also stars Bill Paxton, Laura Pulver, and Jeremy Piven. Edge of Tomorrow opens June 6th.
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.