News: Tom Cruise to Star in Sci-fi Epic ALL YOU NEED IS KILL for Doug Liman?

Written by Chris Holt Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Movie News

THE BOURNE IDENTITY and JUMPER director Doug Liman was linked a while back to a film adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s sci-fi novel ALL YOU NEED IS KILL. A recent article from THR that dealt with Tom Cruise’s current box office clout mentions that the star is ‘in talks’ to take the lead in Doug Liman’s new film, the title of which is now WE MORTALS ARE. Could they be one and the same?

ALL YOU NEED IS KILL takes place in the future where an ongoing war is fought with invading aliens by soldiers who regenerate day after day after being killed in battle. On the 158th regeneration a soldier called Keiji (yes it’s Japanese) finds something different that could lead to his escape. The script has been described as ‘STARSHIP TROOPERS meets GROUNDHOG DAY’ and sounds interesting enough. The characters in the story are primarily teenagers though, but the hefty budget means that the producers are seeking an A-list star.

As previously reported, Tom Cruise is also shooting another sci-fi epic called HORIZONS (then known as OBLIVION) for TRON LEGACY director Joseph Kosinski early next year. Will he really want to cram in another effects heavy blockbuster so soon? Doug Liman has been off his game lately but try and remember just how good GO and THE BOURNE IDENTITY actually were, not to mention his debut film SWINGERS which introduced the world to Vince Vaughan and Jon Favreau. The less said about JUMPER the better…

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0 #6 Andy Hall 2011-10-13 19:00
An article about 'All You Need Is Kill', comments about 'Jumper'. Ha, awesome. But seriously, Jumper was cool. Great premise, well shot. The correct way to do an origin story, get it all out of the way in the first act.
+1 #5 Chris Holt 2011-10-13 18:07
I cant believe what I'm hearing...Jumper was an above average pilot episode of a soon to be cancelled series at best.
0 #4 J. R. Southall 2011-10-13 16:05
Sorry to correct you Mr Cheese, but another Jumper fan here!

I think it's a Liman thing; the guy can do no wrong in my eyes ... I even sat through all four seasons of The O.C.!
0 #3 Mr Cheese 2011-10-13 15:54
I think you're probably alone in that one Andy. If I hadn't eaten so much popcorn I would've left the cinema. Shame as the concept was actually pretty cool. Quite excited at the prospect of this however.
0 #2 Andy Hall 2011-10-12 18:40
The more said about Jumper the better in my opinion. Pleasantly surprised by that flick. Think I'm alone in this but I'd love to see a sequel.
+1 #1 J. R. Southall 2011-10-11 19:12
Liman, Cruise, 'Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day'? I'm in.

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