Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Zack Snyder Tweets New Batman Suit Picture
A better look at Ben Affleck's suit
New Tomorrowland Posters Land Online
George Clooney and, well, younger George Clooney
It's Steve Carell Vs. Emma Stone In Battle Of The Sexes
They're on for the real-life tennis tale
Billy Zane Is Back Back Back For Zoolander 2
He's a cool dude!
Wes Craven Rediscovers People Under The Stairs
And finds We Are All Completely Fine
Adrianne Palicki In Talks For Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spin-off
Nick Blood is her likely co-star
James Wan To Conjure The Entity
Producing a remake of the 1981 horror
The Lego Batman Movie Leaps Over Ninjago
The Dark Knight will hit cinemas first. Cue the theme!
Adam Scott Has A Sexy Sleepover In The Overnight Trailer
Pizza night turns into something more...
More Movie News

Warners Says All You Need Is Kill
Adapting Japanese thriller novel

06 April 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

In a shocking move for a big studio, Warners has bought up a script based on an original novel, not a comic book or a classic film with remake potential. Amazing, right?

The title in question is Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s All You Need Is Kill, which comes off sounding similar to Groundhog Day and also Duncan Jones’ currently shooting Source Code (soldier experiences train bombing over and over until he solves it), since it features a raw young trooper recruited to battle an alien species who dies in combat but keeps being reborn every day to suffer the same fate.

Soon enough, he stars becoming a better warrior and learning that other circumstances can be shifted to change the outcome, not just for him but for the whole war.

Writer Dante Harper was brought in by his agents last year to write the script on spec, going through various drafts before presenting it to the studio in almost-ready-to-shoot form. It’ll allow Warners to speed it through production, though of course it’ll need a director, cast and, from the sound of it, one heck of a special effects budget first.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Winona Ryder Is A Cheater
For Ron Howard's latest film...
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

I Am The Walrus (Gun Optional)
"All You Need Is Kill" sounds like a movie about John Lennon's murder. More

Posted by BenTramer at 01:39 on 06 April 2010 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)