A few weeks ago we reported that Tom Cruise was sniffing around the sci-fi action project, All You Need Is Kill (which appeared to have changed its name to We Are Mortals back then, but now seems to be back to the original), after Doug Liman had come onboard to direct. Now Variety reports that Cruise has formally agreed to star in the movie.
Based on a Japanese graphic novel, the story is Groundhog Day meets Halo. A soldier in a war against aliens finds himself reliving his last day over and over after being killed. Through the training and battles he experiences in these time loops, he becomes a better soldier. So it’s kind of like a video game turned into a movie, but more literally than most.
The original script called for a younger actor, but it’s not being rewritten to better fit Cruise. It also means he’ll likely be making back-to-back sci-fi pics, as Joseph Kasinski’s Horizons is likely to shoot next March, with Kill coming directly after that. Cruise was initially a little worried about this, but Liman managed to convince him the role were completely different.
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