The Sequel To Tom Cruise's EDGE OF TOMORROW is Going Into Development!
Warner Bros. has decided that they want to move forward with the long-awaited sequel to Tom Cruise’s 2014 sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow. The creative team behind the series that also includes director Doug Liman and writer Christopher McQuarrie have talked about how they would love to make a sequel and at one point even said they came up with a great story.
According to Deadline, Matthew Robinson (The Invention Of Lying) pitched a take to the studio and they apparently loved it, because he has been hired to write the script. I assume this involves the story that has been teased in the past. Director Doug Liman, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, are all expected to return.
Liman previously revealed that the film would be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat and he also said that he likes the story for the sequel more than the first film and explained that it would revolutionize how people make sequels. He also said, “we’re gonna make it if we really believe in it. We have a story that the three of us love, so we’re working hard on the script."
As far as the story goes, it was said that it would pick up right where the last film left off, but then it will go backward in time. The director offered the additional details in a previous interview, saying:
“I think what people tend to do with sequels is they just make them bigger. And I’m like, ‘No, a sequel should be smaller.’ You did the first film as sort of the ad campaign for the sequel, so now you don’t need as much action, and in the case of Edge of Tomorrow, people obviously loved the comedy and they loved the situation… so we can do way more focus on Tom’s character and Emily Blunt’s character, and there’s a third character in the sequel that’s gonna for sure steal the movie. We can focus on that. I don’t need an action sequence every two minutes."
He went on to say:
“It’s mostly not on the battlefield, so there’s a whole new arena of fights we’re going to do using a lot of the technology, but also, because it is a prequel, it’s a lot of the precursor stuff. I’m really interested in the details of that … Like batteries, do they run out on these suits? I mean, they must have batteries. Or he gets stuck with the menu in the wrong language, just the reality of that menu stuck in the wrong language when you’re in the middle of a battlefield and aliens are all around you and you gotta get the suit working again, that detail gives you drama and excitement. And humor. In the sequel, I’m creating an environment where I get to have even more of those details.”
I loved Edge of Tomorrow, so I’m super stoked to learn that the sequel is officially moving forward!