When Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow was in its promotional phase, audiences were misled to believe that this film would be yet another run-of-the-mill sci-fi action blockbuster vehicle for Tom Cruise. However, the film turned out to be a thoroughly entertaining and surprisingly funny sci-fi film anchored by Cruise and Emily Blunt.
Although the film was critically acclaimed, it was a modest box office hit at best. It grossed $100.2 million domestically with a combined worldwide total of $370.5 million. However, those tallies did not prevent from an Edge of Tomorrow sequel from being developed.
The sequel, currently titled Live Die Repeat and Repeat will see the return of Cruise and Blunt with Liman returning to the director’s chair. While promoting his newest film American Made, Liman recently discussed how he plans to rebrand the first film with his intended title, Live Die Repeat as well how he managed to have the film operate on its signature narrative structure:
“I’m hoping to rebrand it fully as Live Die Repeat, and the sequel will be inspired from that, whether it’s Live Die Repeat and Repeat or something else. Tom and I make movies for the long term, and I really think about getting the title settled for posterity. At one point, the studio asked, ‘Does he need to repeat the day? Can’t he just fight the aliens?’ I was like, ‘If you want me to direct it, he’s gotta repeat the day.'”
Liman also gave some minor plot details for the sequel:
“It picks up where the last one left off, but then we go backwards in time. I love it way more than the story of the original film. I like antiheroes. Pretty much all of my films are about antiheroes, including American Made.”
Are you excited to see how the Edge of Tomorrow sequel turns out? How do you think the narrative structure will play out this time around? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Live Die Repeat and Repeat.
Liman reunites with Cruise on his newest film, American Made. It opens in theaters on September 29, 2017.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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