Check out this new photo from from director Doug Liman's new sci-fi action film All You Need is Kill. As you can see, it features Tom Cruise in a mech suit running away from a giant explosion. That suit looks gnarly and uncomfortable.
This is an adaptation of the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, and is basically an action-packed sci-fi version of the film Goundhog Day. The story follows a soldier in a war against aliens who finds himself reliving his last day in the battle over and over again after being killed. Because of this, he's able to become a better soldier.
The movie also stars Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton. Cruise takes on the lead role and Blunt plays another soldier who fights alongside him, and Paxton plays a tough-as-nails platoon sergeant. It sounds like it will be a good movie, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. What do you think of your first look at Cruise in the film?
Here's the Synopsis:
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.