First ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Spot Clarifies Arc, Avoids Mention of Aliens…

Edge of Tomorrow
Village Roadshow and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Edge of Tomorrow is a complex idea, in theory, but more importantly it’s a hard sell.

The first TV Spot focuses on the aforementioned issue, and really pushes the arc that Tom Cruise is returning over and over to prevent his people from losing some sort of war. It avoids any real mention of the aliens other than using the word “invasion”, a term that’s generic to any war. I think it’s a solid spot; it looks interesting, exciting, and offers enough of an explanation that I have some sort of idea what I’m going to go see.

Emily Blunt stars with Cruise in the pic that “unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

The international cast also includes Bill Paxton (Aliens, HBO’s “Big Love), Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Noah Taylor (Lawless), Kick Gurry (Australian TV’s “Tangle), Dragomir Mrsic (Snabba Cash II), Charlotte Riley (World Without End), Jonas Armstrong (BBC TV’s “Robin Hood), Franz Drameh (Attack the Block), Masayoshi Haneda (Emperor) and Tony Way (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Liman is directing Edge of Tomorrow from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel entitled “All You Need is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.