Liman Officially On All You Need Is Kill

He's signed for the sci-fi pic

Liman Officially On All You Need Is Kill

by James White |
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He’s been flirting with the projectfor a while now, but it would seem that Doug Liman has officially shoved all his other possible projects aside for Warners Bros.’ adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s 2004 novel All You Need Is Kill.

The studio nabbed the rights to the book back in April and had been looking for a director. Liman has been considering the idea since at least June, but now he’s focusing on it since his planned work on a Three Musketeers film has been put on hold thanks to Paul WS Anderson getting a competing film – in 3D, no less! – up to speed before Warners could even cast its own.

The film will follow a young recruit in a war against aliens who dies in battle, but finds himself locked into a time loop. Much like a video game, he keeps repeating the events leading up to his death, and boosts his skills as he tries to avoid his fate.

The only real worry now is that the film seems very similar to Duncan Jones’ Source Code, which also sees a soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal in Code’s case), who enters a time loop to try to stop tragic events.

Variety’s report doesn’t mention when Liman will get to work on the film.

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