As the pictures that arrived earlier heralded, the first full trailer for Tom Cruise’s latest, Edge Of Tomorrow, has now arrived online. Check it out below.
Directed by The Bourne Identity’s Doug Liman, Edge Of Tomorrow is adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill, and was known by the same name for a long time.
The story finds Cruise as Bill Cage, a soldier happy to be working far from the front lines in a brutal war against powerful aliens. Cage, who has scored a plum job overseeing the army’s PR, makes a series of mistakes and ends up in full battle armour on the front line, where he promptly dies.
Caught in a Groundhog Day-style time loop, finds himself back in time and, with the help (and training expertise) of Special Forces fighter Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), he begins to figure out the secret to fighting the bad guys, smack-dab in one of the most important skirmishes of the conflict. It helps that Rita has apparently been experiencing the same time-tripping effects, which seem keyed to the invaders’ tech. Can they make it work and save mankind?
The trailer promises lots of action, Cruise naturally throwing himself into the midst of the set pieces and Blunt showing that the sparks we saw in Looper are now a fire, as she’s not only tougher than Cruise here, but able to speak softly and carry a bloody big sword. Edge Of Tomorrow hits UK cinemas on May 30.