While it’s difficult not to think of Groundhog Day when you see the plot of Edge Of Tomorrow, with this new trailer, the Tom Cruise sci-fi is setting out its stall to be one of the biggest original movies of the year.
It certainly does a good job of selling the film’s massive action set-pieces, which look a little like a videogame – and when you see what the plot is about, that’s probably not an accident.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘The epic action of ‘Edge of Tomorrrow’ 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 film’s due out in May.