After a year of radio silence we finally have news regarding the long-awaited Edge of Tomorrow sequel.
Deadline reports Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying) has been tapped by Warner Bros. to write the script with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman.
The film is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka manga All You Need Is Kill. It follows the story of Major William Cage, played by Tom Cruise, a Military PR guy who has never seen combat, but is assigned a suicide mission when invincible aliens attack earth. Killed almost instantly, the film plays out like Groundhog Day, with Cage reliving the same brutal death — over and over again. With every death, Cage’s fighting skills improve, bringing him and Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) closer to defeating the aliens.
According to Deadline, Warners Bros. want to bring back Liman as director and Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt to reprise their roles from the first film.
I’ve been chomping at the bit since 2014 for a sequel. But I’m not getting my hopes up just yet, Robinson still needs to turn in a great script and Doug Liman needs to be handcuffed down, as he has a tendency to leave projects. Let’s hope things go to plan and we’re plain sailing from here on out.