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Doug Limon Says "Edge of Tomorrow 2" Could Be Next Film

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) - Major William Cage (Tom Cruise), Sergeant Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt)
The movie Edge of Tomorrow may be getting a sequel soon. Edge of Tomorrow (also known as "Live. Die. Repeat") is a movie starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt about a guy getting caught fighting in an alien war over and over again.

The story is set in the future when aliens, known as "Mimics", invade the planet and are decimating the Earth's defenses. A low-level pencil pusher, played by Cruise, gets killed on an alien battlefield and wakes up every morning to fight and die again. He meets a soldier, played by Emily Blunt, that helps him become a fighting force and the two work to uncover the cause of his death and continual rebirth. Kind of like Groundhog's Day with more killing. The script is adapted from the 2004 Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

Director Doug Liman's 2014 sci-fi action film starring Tom Cruise was a box office hit for Warner Bros.—$370.5 million worldwide—and was critically acclaimed. So talk of a sequel was inevitable.
Liman, stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and writer Christopher McQuarrie all said they'd like to do a sequel.

Last October there were reports that an initial draft of the Edge of Tomorrow sequel script had finally been completed, but scheduling issues were pushing the film's production start date to 2019 or beyond.

In an interview with Doug Liman for Collider, he says they're close to closing the deal. “We’re just working on the script… [We’re no longer working on scheduling issues], now it’s down to we have a window where we could go do it, and we’re frantically working on the script," Liman told them. "It’s one of those movies that we’ll only go make if we love the script. It’s not one of those things where the studio is pushing us to make it and they don’t really care if it’s good or not. If the movie happens, it will be because Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise and myself are passionate about making it, which is a great place to be. She doesn’t need this movie, he doesn’t need this movie, and I don’t need it. We’re gonna make it if we really believe in it. We have story that the three of us love, so we’re working hard on the script.”

Does that mean Edge of Tomorrow 2 is his next movie? “It could be. It has the possibility of being my next film,” he added. Previously Limon said that while he doesn't like sequels but the script they're working on is awesome. “That is the only sequel that I’m considering doing, and it’s because first of all the story is so amazing—much better than the original film, and I loved and loved the original film—and second of all, it’s a sequel that’s a prequel.”

So, it's closer than we thought and could be coming in late 2019. That's awesome because the movie had mind-blowing action and incredible special effects. A sequel to an original film like this is long overdue.

[Collider via ComicBookMovie]

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