First trailer and new poster for Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise

It’s been a busy week for trailers, what with our first looks Godzilla and Jupiter Ascending and now Warner Bros. has released the first trailer (and a brand new poster) for the upcoming sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow, which sees Tom Cruise (Oblivion, Jack Reacher) as a soldier who finds himself stuck in a time loop, reliving (and dying in) the same battle time and again; check out the first trailer after the official 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 (Emily 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.  

Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), Edge of Tomorrow also stars Emily Blunt (Looper), Bill Paxton (Aliens), 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 set for release on May 30th 2014 in the UK and June 6th 2014 in North America.

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  • Tiamat333

    Plot seems alright, but I for one am tired of seeing Cruise Control in nearly every sci-fi action flick that comes out lately. Give some of the other actors a call…jeez. Suspension of disbelief is easier and better when you don’t see an A-list actor as the protagonist in every film.