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'Edge of Tomorrow' Gets Comic-Con Sneak

July 15, 2013

YellowBrix

Tom Cruise (file photo)
Tom Cruise (file photo)

"Edge of Tomorrow" has been announced as the title of the upcoming sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, directed by Doug Liman and based on the book All You Need is Kill. The movie, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, is set for release on June 6, 2014, and the first look at footage from the film will be unveiled by the Studio at this year's International Comic-Con: San Diego on Saturday, July 20. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Kroll stated, "We are extremely pleased to be able to give the Comic-Con audience, who've always been so supportive of us, the first peek at footage from 'Edge of Tomorrow.' The movie has all of us at the Studio very excited, and we can't wait to see the reactions of fans who know and love the sci-fi genre so well."

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.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than 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 of "Edge of Tomorrow" 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 directs the film from a screenplay by Dante W. Harper and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie, 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(R)-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 ("Pacific Rim"), and Oscar(R)-nominated visual effects supervisor Nick Davis ("The Dark Knight").

"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.

Warner Bros. Pictures Jan Craft 818-954-2279 jan.craft@warnerbros.com

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

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