I mean, really, what can a mere human add to this image?
This is our first shot from All You Need Is Kill, the graphic novel adaptation from Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Jumper) starring the explosive Tom Cruise. Here we see Cruise outfitted in a mech suit, which he will wear during the battle that he finds himself re-experiencing in an infinite loop, a la an action Groundhog Day.
Apparently the plot mechanism is triggered when our untrained hero is sent on a suicide mission and actually makes contact with the alien race that humans are fighting in this story. Crazy, but I can’t wait to see more from the film if this kind of stuff is going down. I love how bold and unapologetic that whole get-up is, and I hope the film doesn’t shy away from having Cruise run around in that bad boy for as much of the film’s runtime as possible.
The film is set for March 13 of 2014, so it might be a while before we see all this in motion. I don’t know about you, but this still will do me for a while.
Here’s the Manga/film synopsis:
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.
But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.