Interest Tom Cruise Shoots All You Need is Kill in Trafalgar Square
by Andrew Osmond
On Sunday November 25, Tom Cruise appeared at London's Trafalgar Square to shoot a scene from the film adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka SF novel All You Need Is Kill. Cruise flew into the location by RAF helicopter. Pictures from the Trafalgar Square shoot are available at the Telegraph, Metro and Sun websites. "A number of large army tanks were on the scene and extras could be seen wearing helmets and khaki ponchos over camouflage gear," the Telegraph reported.
The original book (left) is about a soldier in a robot power suit who finds himself in a time loop, dying and re-incarnating over and over again during an alien invasion. (The image on the right is the first set photo from the film.) Cruise, Emily Blunt, Charlotte Riley, and Kick Gurry are slated to star, and Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) is directing. The film is shooting in Hertfordshire's's Leavesden Studios, and its scheduled U.S. release date is March 14, 2014.
Viz Media published Sakurazaka's novel in English to launch its Haikasoru imprint for Japanese science fiction and fantasy in 2009. The book's cover art was drawn by Yoshitoshi ABe (Serial Experiments Lain, Haibane Renmei).