Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) is currently working on the development of Live Die Repeat and Repeat, the sequel to his 2014 sci-fi action film, Edge of Tomorrow. Both Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt will be reprising their roles from the first film.
On board as the film’s screenwriters are Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, the writing duo known for their recent work on the Jesse Owens’ bio-pic Race.
The original was based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s Japanese novel All You Need is Kill, which was also the movie’s title until it was changed to Edge of Tomorrow for its theatrical release; only to be re-titled/remarked again as Live. Die. Repeat. for its Blu-ray & DVD release – hence, the title of the sequel, Live Die Repeat and Repeat.
“We have an amazing story! It’s incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film. Tom is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we’ll do it. But it’s not an if, it’s a when”, Liman told Collider. Previously, the filmmaker told the same source the sequel would “revolutionize how people make sequels”.
Despite its box office fumble, 2014’s Edge of Tomorrow was praised by both critics and viewers alike. The film involved a military officer (Cruise) who is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior (Blunt) to try and end the war.
We’ll keep you updated on Live Die Repeat and Repeat as we learn more.