‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer: Tom Cruise Keeps Coming Back From ‘Oblivion’
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Following the debut of new photos from the upcoming sci-fi film, the first ‘Edge of Tomorrow‘ trailer has hit the web, featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in what can be described as a sci-fi, alien-invasion version of ‘Groundhog Day.’
The same as Cruise’s opening line to the ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ trailer, what we’re about to tell you sounds crazy … Formerly titled ‘All You Need Is Kill,’ the film stars Cruise as an untrained, unprepared soldier trying to defend Earth from an alien attack. But here’s the twist: every time he dies, he resurrects by reliving the same day over again and he’s one of two (including Blunt) who’s aware of what’s happening.
Think that sounds crazy? Give the official (and lengthy) synopsis a read:
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.
After starring in another sci-fier, ‘Oblivion,’ Cruise seems content with his current path down the road of action stardom in his later years. He’ll reprise his role from the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise for a fifth installment, and he’ll also return for another ‘Jack Reacher‘ movie.
‘Edge of Tomorrow’ hits theaters June 6, 2014.