Set in the near future, Edge of Tomorrow sees Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt fighting to save the Earth against an Alien invasion. The twist here though, Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) dies almost immediately. Reminiscent of Groundhog Day, only with extra explosioney goodness, he somehow gets caught in a time loop and keeps experiencing the same combat (and death) over and over again. With each new life though, he gains more experience and skill, getting him closer and closer to defeating his enemy.
Directed by Doug Liman, Edge of Tomorrow also stars Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven and Jonas Armstrong. It’s set to hit our screens in 2D and 3D on June 6, 2014 in the US and May 30 in the UK.
Check out the first trailer below and the official poster.
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.