On Friday, Mike Fleming Jr. over at Deadline confirmed interest at Warner Bros. in a sequel to the 2014 hit sci-fi, Edge Of Tomorrow (a.k.a. Live. Die. Repeat for its home release). The film featured Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in the story of an untrained public relations officer swept into a timeloop forcing him to re-live his death as he trains to survive amid an alien invasion.
Based on Sakurazaka Hiroshi’s “All You Need Is Kill” manga, the film grossed $370.5 million dollars for the studio along with co-fi partner Village Roadshow. Talk of a sequel had since been stirring even through the press rounds for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation among others, while Deadline has it on good terms that a pitch by Matthew Robinson (The Invention Of Lying) is breathing new life into sequel prospects.
Robinson will write the sequel following a draft by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. Efforts to bring back director Doug Liman are underway as well as Cruise and Blunt who are reportedly aware of the developments and will sign on if they approve of the script.
Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, and Masi Oka are producing with Hisashi Sasaki serving as executive producer.
Christopher McQuarrie, who co-penned Edge Of Tomorrow, is expected to regroup with Cruise and co. for the back-to-back production of two more Mission: Impossible movies succeeding Rogue Nation and Fallout. The new films are dated for releases in 2021 and 2022 from Paramount and Skydance.
Read more at Deadline.