WB and Village Roadshow have renamed their Tom Cruise sci-fi actioner All You Need Is Kill just in time for Comic-Con, where the studio will preview first-look footage at its Hall H panel presentation. Now dubbed Edge Of Tomorrow, the pic stars Cruise as a military officer who’s killed in action and stuck in a time loop, forced to relive fatal combat over and over again. The Doug Liman-directed summer tent pole lands in theaters June 6, 2014 and also stars Emily Blunt.
Warner Bros has pushed the release date for the Tom Cruise-starrer All You Need Is Kill to June 6, 2014, from its original date of March 7, 2014, and 300: Rise Of An Empire will now take the March 7, 2014, spot. The 300 sequel initially was set for release on August 2, 2013. All You Need Is Kill, from Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Entertainment, will now go up against Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It will open in select international markets beginning May 30, two weeks ahead of the start of the World Cup. Warner Bros/Legendary’s 300: Rise Of An Empire, will face off against Fox’s animated pic Mr. Peabody And Sherman. 300: Rise Of An Empire now avoids going up against Universal’s actioner 2 Guns. The first 300, released in March 2007, earned more than $456 million worldwide.
EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that the lead actress to star opposite Johnny Depp in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s first directing effort Transcendence will be decided on Friday. Emily Blunt’s dates for All You Need Is Kill are still being worked out and that may affect her availability versus Rooney Mara and Rebecca Hall. Filming on the Alcon Entertainment production starts on March 4th. The screenplay is written by newcomer Jack Paglen and was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films. Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are executive producing for their longtime collaborator Pfister. Depp will play a scientist whose brain is uploaded after his death into a supercomputer by female scientist Evelyn.
Warner Bros shifted the sci-fi pic action from a March 14, 2014 wide release to March 7, 2014. The Doug Liman-directed All You Need Is Kill stars Tom Cruise as an inexperienced soldier dropped into a war against a brutal alien race who winds up in a time loop reliving the same battle over and over. He learns enough from each repetition to become more formidable against the invaders. The release-date change for the Warner Bros-Villiage Roadshow pic moves it off the date of Disney’s Angelina Jolie movie Maleficent.
Here’s the first official image Warner Bros has released of Tom Cruise sporting an exoskeleton in All You Need Is Kill. (See the full image on the jump) In the movie directed by Doug Liman from Dante Harper’s script, Earth is attacked by a brutal, relentless alien race known as Mimics. Cruise plays inexperienced Lt. Col. Bill Cage, who’s dropped into combat and winds up in a time loop reliving the same battle over and over. In an echo of Groundhog Day, Cruise’s character learns enough from each repetition to become more formidable against the enemy. Emily Blunt also stars. The Warner Bros-Village Roadshow movie is set to open March 14, 2014.
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros tells me that — technically speaking — Legendary Pictures “was never officially in” to co-finance Tom Cruise‘s futuristic world army-vs-alien fighters sci-fi film currently filming in London. But then why was Thomas Tull’s banner listed on WB’s October 1st announcement dating All You Need Is Kill for 2014? “Anticipated their involvement but was never firm,” WB tells me. So this is what I’ve learned: the movie’s UK production was just notified within the past 24 hours that Legendary “has pulled out” of Warner Bros’ All You Need Is Kill starring Cruise and Emily Blunt with Doug Liman directing. Actually, Legendary’s decision was made about 10 days ago – after Warner Bros begged Legendary to come in with Village Roadshow. “Legendary agreed to come on subject to terms. That meant subject to script, budget, and creative mandate,” confirms my insider. “But then Legendary decided it doesn’t fit within their creative mandate or fanboy demographic and they didn’t really have the appetite for this. So they didn’t come to terms with Warner Bros.” I’m assured that the Legendary-WB relationship is still very much intact, especially with Legendary having brought Pacific Rim and Godzilla to the studio while co-financing Man Of Steel with Warner Bros. Meanwhile, there are vehement denials of behind-the-scenes chatter that Liman is over budget or Cruise is running the show. All You Need Is Kill is dated for March 14, 2014.
Kick Gurry Goes To Battle In ‘All You Need Is Kill’
Australian actor Kick Gurry has joined the cast of All You Need Is Kill, the Doug Liman-directed futuristic sci-fi film that stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and is shooting in London. Gurry, whose credits include Speed Racer, plays a soldier named Griff. Gurry doesn’t have a U.S. agent. The deal was negotiated by his Australian rep, United Management’s Natasha Harrison, and Richard Genow of Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder.- Don Groves
UIP Names New Swedish Chief
United International Pictures, the joint distribution venture owned by Paramount and Universal, has appointed Zoran Slavic general manager of its Swedish operations. He takes over from Liv Jacobsen, who has served as general manager for Norway and Sweden since 2005. She’ll stay on in Norway. Slavic’s experience includes 14 years at Columbia Sweden where he was general manager of Columbia Tristar Films and later headed up Sony Pictures Releasing Sweden.
Warner Bros has staked out March 14, 2014 for All You Need Is Kill, the Doug Liman-directed film that stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The Dante Harper-scripted film 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 …
Warner Bros has given a green light to All You Need Is Kill, and that is why Tom Cruise has landed in London. He started prep on the Doug Liman-directed film last Friday. With the Danny Boyle-directed Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics unfolding Friday, it’s a great time to be in London. Cruise just wrapped the Joseph Kosinski-directed Oblivion in Baton Rouge and Iceland.