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Tom Cruise’s next film is another science fiction effort, this time pairing him with another sci-fi vet, Emily Blunt, for Edge of Tomorrow. The movie boils down to Groundhog Day with explosions, as Cruise’s character is forced to live the same day over and over again in an effort to save the earth.
The movie is based on a novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka titled All You Need Is Kill, which was actually going to be the same title of the film, until Warner Bros. decided otherwise in June. It was retitled Edge of Tomorrow, which also fits the film’s premise.
In it, Cruise plays an inexperienced soldier enlisted to fight aliens and is quickly killed on the first day. But he then wakes up and gets further into his suicide mission, learning from past mistakes. Cruise eventually meets up with Emily Blunt’s character, a much more experienced fighter who helps train him.
The movie was directed by Doug Liman and also stars Bill Paxton and Laura Pulver.
Edge of Tomorrow hits theaters on June 6, 2014 and is Cruise’s latest sci-fi film, after Oblivion. Blunt also has some experience in the genre, having appeared in Looper.
Here’s the trailer: