Warner Bros. and director Doug Liman have been trying to put together a sequel to the Tom Cruise sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow that co-starred Emily Blunt. The original film focuses on cowardly military officer that focuses mainly on PR for the war between an invading force of aliens. His big mouth leads to him being stripped of his rank and thrown into the meat-grinder with the rest of the grunts leading to his death, however, he is covered in alien blood that allows him to relive the same day over and over (similar to Groundhog Dog). Until he runs into another soldier that previously had the same ability and they work together to finally put a stop to the alien horde that leads to her training him into a soldier tough enough to survive the battlefield and stop the aliens from conquering Earth.
A script for Edge of Tomorrow has been kicking around for a while now but the busy schedules of both Tom and Emily has been a huge issue. While recently speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Blunt revealed that the script is “really promising” but the as previously pointed out multiple times that scheduling has been a huge headache to getting production started on the sequel.
BLUNT: “Yes, [the script] is really promising and really, really cool. I just don’t know when everything’s going to sort of align, you know what I mean? Between all of our schedules, it would just have to be the right time. But there is something in the works, for sure, that’s a great idea. A great idea.”
Tom Cruise is really busy completing Mission: Impossible 7, Mission: Impossible 8, and a new film with Doug Liman that will be shot in space for Universal Pictures budgeted at over $200 million. Liman had also been preoccupied with finishing the Lionsgate sci-fi film Chaos Walking starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.
EDGE OF TOMORROW – When Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight — and his death — over and over again. However, Cage’s fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER