3 Rules That Make 'Edge of Tomorrow' the Ultimate Cruise Control
By DAVID WEINER
May 22, 2014
What are the three rules of making the ultimate Tom Cruise movie? Go behind the scenes of his new sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow to find out!
First up: Do your own stunts, even if it requires running around in a 125-pound exo-suit! Rule No 2: Get a strong leading lady in the form of Emily Blunt, who also does her own stunts. And Rule No. 3: Work with a cutting-edge director in the form of Doug Liman, the man behind The Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith!
Based on the acclaimed novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Edge of Tomorrow finds Earth under attack by a superior alien race called Mimics, forcing the outmatched human race to band together for one last stand. Tom plays a combat-inexperienced officer forced into a suicide mission whose direct physical contact with the Mimics propels him into a Groundhog Day-style time loop, dooming him to die over and over again – and discover the key to defeating the enemy.
Edge of Tomorrow explodes into theaters everywhere June 6.