Cruise Gears Up For Battle in 'Edge Of Tomorrow'
By ZACH SEEMAYER
December 12, 2013
Tom Cruise is back in the heat of battle in this stunning first trailer for the upcoming sci-fi action thriller Edge Of Tomorrow!
Everything from the commercial's haunting score, promising that "this is not the end," to Cruise's impassioned monologues juxtaposed against his epic battle scenes, it all works toward creating an intriguing trailer that sticks with you long after watching it.
The story, set far in the future during a violent invasion by hostile aliens, follows Cruise who plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a solider with little combat experience, who gets sent on a suicide mission that leads to his death. However, for reasons he doesn't understand, he wakes up in a time-loop being forced to relive the same mission over and over.
He meets the mysterious Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski, played by a very-toned Emily Blunt, who claims to have suffered the same time-loop fate, and she begins to train him to become a skilled, battled-hardened warrior who may just turn the tide of the alien invasion and save Earth.
The film is based on the critically acclaimed Japanese novel by Hiroishi Sakurazaka titled All You Need Is Kill, a title the film shared until it was changed in July.
Everything from the multi-tentacle aliens, called 'mimics,' to the massive, full-body exoskeleton combat suits, and the high-concept plot, Edge Of Tomorrow seems to have the potential to be one of those rare sci-fi movies that re-defines the genre.
Edge Of Tomorrow is set to explode into theaters June 6, 2014.