WB has released a new character poster for Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow featuring Tom Cruise as Lt. Col. Bill Cage in an impressive-looking exoskeleton suit. The film is based on Hiroshi Sakurazakawill’s acclaimed novel All You Need Is Kill (much better title) and centers on a soldier fighting in a war with aliens who finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle.
Liman, Cruise and co-stars Emily Blunt & Bill Paxton unveiled the first footage from the gritty actioner during the film’s Comic-Con panel yesterday, and while the studio will not be releasing the clip online, you can read Io9’s description of it below:
“Spoilers ahead…The war-movie footage includes some shots of helicopters and soldiers in big helmets being dropped from drop-ships, and people in exo-suits running towards alien attackers. And meanwhile, Tom Cruise is strapped to a gurney, while a voiceover tries to explain that what he is about to tell us may sound crazy, but we have to listen because our lives depend on it. This isn’t the first time he’s had this conversation, because Cruise is repeating the same day over and over. And Cruise warns that we’re not equipped for what’s out there — we are going to lose, and all of these soldiers are going to die. We see Cruise as a green conscript, in an officer’s uniform, being sent into battle, while a sergeant tells him it’s “judgment day.”
Then Emily Blunt, who knows what’s happening to Cruise, tells him “come find me when you wake up” — just before the two of them are killed in a humongous explosion. And then Cruise wakes up, earlier the same day, and goes to find Blunt, who says “What happened to you happened to me. You hijacked their power.” She’s lost the ability to repeat a day over and over, and she needs his help with “winning the war.”
Head on over here to read the description in its entirety.