Early Mimic Designs For EDGE OF TOMORROW By Kelton Cram

Conceptual illustrator, Kelton Cram ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), has released concept art that he created for Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow. These are early designs for the film's aliens, known as Mimics. Hit the jump to check them out.

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Edge of Tomorrow, based on the Japanese graphic novel, All You Need Is Kill, may not have crossed the $100 million mark at the North American box office just yet, but it is fairing much better overseas. Now, take a look below at some more early designs of the film's aliens (Mimics), that were designed by conceptual illustrator, Kelton Cram ("Maleficent").

The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over. But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.

EDGE OF TOMORROW is being directed by Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”) from a screenplay written by Dante Harper, Christopher McQuarrie and Joby Harold, based on the novel "All You Need Is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The film stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong (BBC’s “Robin Hood”), Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, and Charlotte Riley. The film will hit theaters June 6, 2014.
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drfate - 6/27/2014, 9:07 AM
This was an awesome movie! The marketing and trailers were horrible, I had no idea aliens were in this movie!

But it was a great Sci Fi flick, I highly recommend it!
Nemeres - 6/27/2014, 9:18 AM
Kewl designs. I really like the third, even more than the final one for the movie, to be honest.
nailbiter111 - 6/27/2014, 10:43 AM
MrSuperheromoviefan - I like to bash Scientology, as much as the next sane person, but this isn't the place for those comments. It is incredibly disrespectful to come into an article about the film's concept art and want to make the discussion about an actor's choice in a cult.
Gusto - 6/27/2014, 11:01 AM
Drinking is my cult of choice.
ndwwrestler2 - 6/27/2014, 3:16 PM
I like how the Mimics turned out. Although imagining these on-screen is scary (in a good way).
GenreFan - 6/29/2014, 3:32 PM
EXCELLENT movie. Highly recommended. Just extremely fun stuff and very funny which was completely surprising. You can almost call it a Scifi Comedy with all the humor throughout.

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