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Edge of Tomorrow Film Hires Writers For Sequel

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Race's Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse to write sequel with Doug Liman slated to helm

Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Friday that Joe Shrapnel (Race, Frankie & Alice) and Anna Waterhouse (Race, On the Shoulders of Giants) have been hired to write a sequel to the live-action Edge of Tomorrow film. Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman is attached to direct the sequel, and Erwin Stoff and Tom Lassally are slated to produce the film. Edge of Tomorrow screenwriter (and Rogue Nation director) Christopher McQuarrie is "in talks" to be a producer on the film, and he is developing the script with Shrapnel and Waterhouse.

Actor Tom Cruise had said in July that he pitched an idea for a sequel to the film. He presented the idea when he met with McQuarrie and Liman.

Edge of Tomorrow adapts the novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The film stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Charlotte Riley, Kick Gurry, Bill Paxton, Kidus Henok, Tony Way, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The film opened in the United States in June 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). Viz also released a one-volume full-color graphic novel adaptation of the story in 2014. Nick Mamatas (Move Under Ground) adapted the story and Lee Ferguson (Green Arrow, Miranda Mercury) drew the art.

The novel also spawned a manga by artist Takeshi Obata (Hikaru no Go, Death Note, Bakuman.) and writer Ryōsuke Takeuchi (ST&RS) in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in 2014. Sakurazaka himself said in 2014 that he is working on a sequel novel.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

[Via City On Fire]

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