A couple of weeks ago Tom Cruise revealed that he has an idea for a sequel to last year’s sci-fi Edge of Tomorrow, and now his Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie – who penned the script for Edge of Tomorrow – has been speaking about a potential follow-up during an interview with Uproxx.
“It all comes down to WB and Doug Liman and Emily Blunt saying yes,” states McQuarrie. “The idea is there… That was one of the best creative teams I’ve ever worked with as far as a team of rivals: Emily is one facet of that; Doug Liman is a completely different and opposing force; Tom Cruise is another. And there I am in the middle, just playing to these three really strong, really smart people.”
Despite earning a lot of plaudits, Edge of Tomrorow didn’t exactly set the box office on fire, but McQuarrie feels there’s a lot of potential for a sequel, if done correctly:
“What I’ve learned, having made Mission, is what I would write into the movie to make that movie an easier sell. Edge of Tomorrow was incredibly difficult to market. From the look of the film to the title, whatever the title was… If people are talking about your movie on social media the weekend it opens and telling each other to see the movie, you’re already fucked. You need to be building your social-media campaign a year before the movie comes out. The movie that’s doing it really well is Spectre — Spectre is doing a great job of getting you excited about Bond a full year before Bond is out. That’s how you do a long lead, whet their appetite, cover of magazines and social media to make it an event that people want to see. Edge of Tomorrow didn’t have a presence on social media until the weekend it came out, then people go, ‘Oh my God, it’s really good’… it was too little, too late.”
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