It’s amazing that even with all the personal drama surrounding the man, Tom Cruise still has what it takes to draw people to the movie theaters, and this first photo from his film ‘All You Need is Kill’ shows why!

Warner Bros has released a film image of Cruise running from an explosion in his mech suit which you can see below. If the picture has you very intrigued with the film, just remember, it is just a teaser photo. The film is currently filming in London and won’t be released for another 2 years.

‘All You Need is Kill, directed by Doug Liman (‘Jumper,’ ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ ‘The Bourne Identity’), is based on the manga of the same name by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Cruise plays Lt. Col Bill Cage who is sent on a suicide mission to take down Mimics, a hive-like alien race. He’s killed within minutes of the battle but then wakes up and finds he is forced to relive that same day over and over again. Why? Because his “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” again. In other words, ‘All You Need is Kill’ is a sci-fi version of Bill Murray’s ‘Groundhog Day’ taken up a few notches. Of course, each time he lives his day over, his fighting skills get better and better and soon he becomes a big threat to the aliens.

Here’s the official synopsis of the film from Warner Bros:

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.

If you can’t wait until 2014 to see Cruise in a sci-fi flick, his other genre film, ‘Oblivion,’ will be out on April 12. After that, ‘All You Need is Kill’ is slated to hit theaters on March 14, 2014.

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