One of the best blockbusters of 2014 is getting a sequel, and here’s who will be making it…
Edge of Tomorrow
You would be hard pressed to find someone out there that DIDN’T like Edge of Tomorrow. Of course, that is a gigantic assumption on my part; I am merely speaking from experience. I missed the Doug Liman directed, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt starring sci-fi movie in its initial run in theatres. A big mistake. Because after finally catching it on Blu-Ray on its home video release, I kicked myself. Knowing I missed an epic sci-fi movie in the theatre, where it was meant to be viewed, made this geek feel ashamed. Ashamed and sad that it was a missed experience.
Now, with this Variety exclusive announcing Tom Cruise and Doug Liman re-teaming for another sci-fi movie known as Luna Park, I will NOT be making the same mistake. No, not ever.
My excitement is a little premature as they are merely developing the idea into a starring vehicle for Cruise to start. But if their work together on Edge is any indication, we’re sure to get this movie in the pipeline soon.
From Variety’s report:
It’s still early in the process and could go one way or the other depending on how the latest draft of the script comes out, but sources say this is a good sign for the project that had been in development limbo.
Since their previous work in Edge of Tomorrow gives me a lot of hope – it’s the studio that should have enough confidence in moving forward, seeing as this is a passion project for Liman; one that has experienced a long development process:
This has been a passion project of Liman’s for some time; it was prepared to move forward in 2011 with thesps like Chris Evans and Andrew Garfield circling leading roles. A greenlight had been given by Paramount, but the studio halted production after co-financier Skydance Pictures bailed on it because of a budget that was surpassing $100 million.
No detailed storyline as of yet but Variety does list a small logline:
The plot revolves around a group of renegade employees who venture to the moon to steal an energy source.
For the fans of Cruise and Liman (director of Edge of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) we just have to wait for Cruise’s schedule to open up; the actor has Jack Reacher 2 and Mission Impossible 6 in his cue before Luna Park. Conceivably, this could be the only obstacle in their way.
What’s interesting as well is that Cruise and Liman have Mena coming out in January, their second collaboration. Cruise doesn’t just work for anyone so, in the end, I am confident that he is the last piece of the puzzle. Here’s hoping.
No release date is set for Luna Park.
As always, make sure you keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
Edge of Tomorrow ended up being one of the best and most fun films of last year, that unfortunately, not nearly enough people saw. The film benefited from solid Blu-ray and DVD sales due to stellar word of mouth, but what probably should have been one of the largest films of last summer instead became the film that everyone told their friends they needed to see after it was already out of theaters.
The movie was one of a recent streak of projects showing that Tom Cruise could still carry an action film on his shoulders, and also introduced one of the strongest female characters of the past few years with Emily Blunt’s Rita Vrataski. While the film seemed to conclude with a fairly solid conclusion, the premise of a soldier having to relive one day of battle over-and-over again until he gets it right is something that could be done again and again in different and unique ways.
It looks like Tom Cruise thinks so too, because in a recent interview with MTV, Cruise confirmed that there have been talks about a possible sequel, and also hinted that Emily Blunt would be open to returning as well. Check out his full quote below:
I pitched it to [“Rogue Nation” director and “Edge of Tomorrow” screenwriter Christopher] McQuarrie and [“Edge of Tomorrow” director] Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it.
It could be so much fun. Gotta get Emily. I was like Emily, please. She was like, ’give me another year, please.’
There will likely be some fans out there who roll their eyes and groan at the idea of making a sequel to the film, and understandably so. Sci-fi sequels can be hard to get right, especially after Edge of Tomorrow managed to perfectly mix the fun action expected from it, with a surprisingly strong story and characters. So it would all depend on the team involved. If McQuarrie, Liman, Cruise, and Blunt all returned then that would help to send a message to fans that the team actually believes in a sequel, and wouldn’t just be making one for the sake of it.
Whether or not any of this actually comes to fruition is a mystery right now, and considering how packed Cruise’s schedule seems to be the next few years, it’s fair to say that fitting in a big-budget sci-fi film would be a tall order for all those involved. But if the fans are open to the idea, and the team wants to make it – then it doesn’t look like much could be in the way of Edge of Tomorrow 2.
Make sure to keep checking back for more Edge of Tomorrow updates — right here on GeekNation!
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