A full synopsis for Tom Cruise’s All You Need is Kill

Warner Bros. has just announced that filming is underway on All You Need is Kill, an adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s Japanese sci-fi novel of the same name from director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) starring Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire) and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau).
As part of the official announcement, the studio also issued the following synopsis…
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.

But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.

Joining Cruise and Blunt in the cast of All You Need is Kill are Bill Paxton (Aliens, Big Love), Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), Tony Way (Game of Thrones), Kick Gurry (Tangle), Franz Drameh (Attack the Block), Dragomir Mrsic (Snabba Cash II) and Charlotte Riley (World Without End). The film is due for release next year.

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  • Rohan Michael Morbey

    only 529 days to wait!!! Not that I’m excited or anything….

  • only 529 days to wait!!! Not that I'm excited or anything….