Doug Liman Reveals Details on Edge of Tomorrow Sequel Film

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Live Die Repeat and Repeat will be both prequel, sequel

Director Doug Liman offered more details on Live Die Repeat and Repeat — the sequel to the live-action Edge of Tomorrow film — on the Happy Sad Confused podcast on May 24.

Liman said that the movie will be both a prequel and a sequel, and that it will be "smaller." Liman revealed that the movie will be "mostly not on the battlefield," but that it will have a "whole new arena of fights." He further noted that audiences "loved the comedy" in the first film, and that it will focus on Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt's characters from the first film, in addition to a new character. Regarding the film's place in the story's timeline, Liman said, "It does pick up right where we left off, but it doesn't keep going forward because we screw with time, because the aliens screwed with time."

Liman said about the films, "it's a two-movie franchise," adding, "there's the completion of the story we set up in the first movie."

Liman revealed the film's title earlier this month.

Liman is attached to direct the sequel, and Erwin Stoff and Tom Lassally are slated to produce the film. Joe Shrapnel (Race, Frankie & Alice) and Anna Waterhouse (Race, On the Shoulders of Giants) are writing the sequel. 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.

Cruise had said in July 2015 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. Yoshitoshi ABe (Serial Experiments Lain, Haibane Renmei) drew the book's cover. Viz Media 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 Dark Horizons]

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