Four New EDGE OF TOMORROW Featurettes

These new featurettes for the upcoming sci-fi flick focus on Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt's characters, as well as giving us insights into the time travel aspects of the story, and how the "Exo Suits" work. Check them out after the jump.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 5/12/2014




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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Doopie - 5/12/2014, 3:31 AM
the concept for this film is interesting especially considering tom cruise has only died on screen once before and this movie will be filled with him biting the dust. should be worth the watch for that alone.

i'm kind of expecting another mediocre tom cruise sci-fi/action flick though. let's hope it's better than the stuff he's put out recently
InfiniteMonkey - 5/12/2014, 3:45 AM
Looks like they put in a lot of work here.

I wish they would have kept the original premise from the original source.

Its as if they just copied and pasted and somewhat modified it to fit an Western audience when in fact the original has a visceral feel to it.

Give this one a go nonetheless but not expecting much.
loki668 - 5/12/2014, 3:59 AM
"The Edge of Tomorrow": Where every person finds themselves at 11:59 p.m.
number1hero - 5/12/2014, 4:33 AM
Jesus Christ...This looks horrid! Another flop for Mr. Cruise!
Demongod20 - 5/12/2014, 4:52 AM
Doopie

Technically it isn't just your run of the mill SiFi film its a manga turned movie.

henchmen - 5/12/2014, 4:54 AM
@Doopie

Taps, Oblivion, Collateral, Valkyrie, Vanilla Sky... that's off the top of my head, there could be more.
Demongod20 - 5/12/2014, 4:54 AM
I'm glad most of the action is practically.
Doopie - 5/12/2014, 5:01 AM
my mistake, there are a few. Interview with a Vampire would also Count if being undead is allowed. although that doesn't happen on screen like the death in valkyrie. also vanilla sky - isn't it all a dream? including jumping off the building.


as for this being a run-of-the-mill sci fi film, I only say that due to cruise's latest releases which all seem a bit lacklustre (to me at least anyway). the manga might be awesome, i've never read it but it doesn't mean the film will be the same
Ineedrevelation - 5/12/2014, 6:21 AM
For any of you thinking that it looks bad you're honestly just hating on Tom and not judging the film for it's concept and creativity because it looks amazing and you know it.
Starfox - 5/12/2014, 7:03 AM
@Ineedrevelation

Agreed.
FastFlames - 5/12/2014, 8:08 AM
I'll probably give this a watching...or 6.
BlackHulk - 5/12/2014, 8:20 AM
When I saw the trailer, all I could think about is the movie Source Code meets Groundhog Day meets Inception. I'll watch it for the special effects and action scenes, but I will not expect this movie to be remotely original.
Ineedrevelation - 5/12/2014, 9:22 AM
I thought more Gears of War meets Groundhog Day

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