About ten months ago, Tom Cruise signed on to star in a movie called ‘We Are Mortals’ for Warner Bros. in which he would playa soldier who finds himself reliving his last day over and over again after being killed. This twisted version of ‘Groundhog Day’ has since changed it’s title to ‘All You Need Is Kill’, which is also the name of the Hiroshi Sakurazaka manga that the story is based off of.
After the addition of Emily Blunt to the cast as a fellow soldier five months ago, things were pretty quiet on the ‘Kill’ front. Now, thanks to Geek Tyrant, we have full details on the upcoming film as it begins production today in Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. Here’s the full synopsis:
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 laid 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.
Directed by Doug Liman (‘The Bourne Identity’), ‘All You Need Is Kill’, which also stars Bill Paxton, Tony Way, and Franz Drameh, opens in theaters on March 14, 2014.