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Tom Cruise knows 'All You Need Is Kill'

2 December 2011 1:15 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Tom Cruise is in talks to star in Warner Bros.' sci-fi film "All You Need Is Kill."According to Variety, Doug Liman is directing from a script by Dante Harper with Joby Harold penning the rewrite.Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally and Jason Hoffs are producing through 3 Arts Entertainment.The film, based on the 2004 Japanese graphic novel "All You Need Is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Yoshitoshi Abe, centers on a soldier (Cruise) in a war against aliens who finds himself caught in a time loop in which he wakes up in the past after having been killed on the battlefield. As his death and resurrection repeat, he tries to change his fate.Cruise will be seen in "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" »

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Tom Cruise to Star in Doug Liman’s All You Need is Kill

2 December 2011 10:12 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Tom Cruise is looking to return to sci-fi action genre in a big way over the next couple of years. After signing on to star in Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion back in May, he has now also reportedly been cast in Doug Liman's All You Need is Kill, a movie based on the novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Described as "Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers," the book revolves around a soldier who dies fighting a war against aliens and finds himself caught in a time loop where he is forced to relive his final day over and over again. Warner Brothers had been in search of a big name to anchor the film since they reportedly paid $3 million for the script last year. Although the story calls for a younger actor (the studio originally wanted Ryan Gosling or Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the lead) it has since been rewritten to suit Cruise's age. »

- Sean

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Cruise Set For Liman's "We Mortals Are"?

2 December 2011 6:12 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

He was linked two months ago, now Tom Cruise is reportedly committing to Doug Liman's sci-fi war film "We Are Mortals" at Warner Bros. Pictures reports Deadline.

Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's 2004 novel "All You Need is Kill", the story follows a new recruit sent out to fight off an alien invasion and finding himself in a Groundhog Day-esque scenario of dying on the battlefield and being reborn each day.

Five months into this cycle though, he notices something different than the previous versions - a female soldier who may be the key to his escape. Dante Harper adapted the script which Joby Harold has re-written.

Scheduling issues are still being worked out. Cruise, who is currently shooting Christopher McQuarrie's "One Shot", will likely film the project after he stars in Joseph Kosinski's scorched earth sci-fi epic "Oblivion" for Sidney. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting News: Tom Cruise Confirmed for All You Need is Kill; Ender's Game Casts Haillee Steinfeld, Targets Harrison Ford

2 December 2011 12:56 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

In October, we reported that Warner Bros. was trying to talk Tom Cruise into accepting a role in the adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel, All You Need is Kill. Looks like the convincing worked.

Deadline reports that Cruise has officially committed to the role of a futuristic soldier fighting a war against an alien race who gets killed in action. In a Groundhog Day twist of fate, he is reborn every day to repeat his final day, slowly realizing that there are difference in the repetitions and that he be able to change his future.

All You Need is Kill earlier reported to have the unfortunate title, We Mortals Are, but now thankfully back to it's original title, is one of two sci-fi projects Cruise is attached to. After finishing the action/thriller adaptation of One Shot this fall, Cruise heads into production of Tron: Legacy next year. However, »

- Ryan Gowland

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Tom Cruise Goes Sci Fi For “All You Need Is Kill”

1 December 2011 12:34 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

First the Akira remake, and now a Hollywood film based on yet another Manga property.  Now all we need is that long rumored Cowboy Bebop starring Keanu Reeves.

Tom Cruise has signed on for the lead role in the big-screen adaptation of All You Needs Is Kill, which is to be directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. And Mrs. Smith).  The news come courtesy of Variety.  Kill, by author Hiroshi Sakurazaka, is described as follows:

There’s one thing worse than dying. It’s coming back to do it again and again… When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out »

- Marc

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Tom Cruise May Star in ‘All You Need is Kill’

1 December 2011 11:48 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Tom Cruise’s career is not slowing down anytime soon. According to Variety, Cruise has agreed to possibly star on the Warner Brothers Pictures project “All You Need is Kill.” The deal has not officially been signed at this time. The film is based on a graphic novel, in which Variety described it as a “Groundhog Day” with a twist. The plot is about a soldier who is battling aliens. However, he gets to relive his last day over and over and over again after being killed by aliens. Through this weird time loop, he later become a more experienced soldier. The original script was written by Dante Harper and called for a young actor to play the title role. According to a Warner Brothers rep, the studio originally eyed a young actor like a Ryan Gosling or Joseph Gordon Levitt. However, Cruise liked the script and the studio brought »

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Tom Cruise Set for Doug Liman's 'All You Need is Kill'

1 December 2011 11:31 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Maybe I blanked for a bit, but I don't remember ever hearing of Tom Cruise circling a film called All You Need is Kill for The Bourne Identity helmer Doug Liman, but that appears to be just the case as Deadline reports Liman will direct the film for Warner Bros. based on a script first written by Dante Harper with a re-write coming now from Joby Harold who last penned the ridiculous 2007 thriller Awake. All You Need is Kill is an adaptation of the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka with a futuristic alien invasion storyline that centers on a raw recruit (Cruise), pressed into battle against an alien species, gets killed in action. But he is reborn each day to suffer the same fate. Eventually, he notices that he is becoming a better warrior and that other circumstances are changing, which might be the key to altering the outcome. The »

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Tom Cruise To Star In Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill

1 December 2011 11:22 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In a post-Harry Potter and soon to be post-Chris Nolan directed Batman world, Warner Bros are just desperate for new tentpoles (see The Twilight Zone movie we just spoke about) and they are aggressively moving forward with many a potential new project. One they have been keen on adapting more than most is Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill which they paid a princely $3 million for the film rights too last year, quickly attaching Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Jumper) to direct, and they have been desperate to land an A-list star to justify the money and effort they have put behind it.

Their first choice was Brad Pitt but he turned them down. We then heard in October they wanted Tom Cruise and after several weeks of deliberation (Liman even flew to the set of the currently filming One Shot to convince Cruise to sign »

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Tom Cruise Out to Prove ... All You Need Is Kill

1 December 2011 11:06 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

As a means to ensure that Akira isn't the only adaptation on its way to being excellent, Warner Brothers is bringing in some really big names to breathe life into the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, All You Need Is Kill.

According to Variety Tom Cruise has agreed to star in the flick based on the graphic novel, whose story is in the vein of Groundhog Day with a twist: A soldier in a war against aliens finds himself reliving his last day over and over after being killed. Through the training and battles he experiences in these time loops, he becomes a better soldier.

While a deal with the studio isn't officially signed, Cruise has been weighing this role for some time after continued talks with director Doug Liman.

Sources say Warners' Jeff Robinov always wanted a big star, though the script called for a younger actor like Ryan Gosling or Joseph Gordon Levitt. »

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Tom Cruise Close to Signing For Time-Loop Sci-Fi War ‘All You Need Is Kill’

1 December 2011 10:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Looks like Tom Cruise is really going to star in Doug Liman's All You Need Is Kill, the film that has been given the shorthand description 'Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day' thanks to a plot that follows a soldier in a future war who is killed, but relives his final day like a gamer replaying a video game level over and over until he is able to think and fight his way out of the loop. For now it also looks like All You Need Is Kill will be the title going forward - there was a point when we thought [1] the film might be retitled. (And that could still happen.) That makes the second big futuristic story Cruise is set to anchor -- the other is Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion. That one is likely to be Cruise's next movie, with All You Need Is Kill following after. »

- Russ Fischer

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Tom Cruise signs on for 'All You Need Is Kill'

1 December 2011 10:24 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

EW has confirmed that Tom Cruise has inked a deal to star in Doug Liman’s forthcoming sci-fi flick All You Need Is Kill. The film, adapted from a graphic novel, follows a soldier (Cruise) who must repeat the same day over and over in order to become a better soldier and win a war against aliens. Dante Harper (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) penned the script with Joby Harold (Awake). The film is slated to begin production in the fall of 2012.

Read more:

New ‘Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol’ featurette: They let Tom Cruise do what!?

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol’ trailer: This time more plot… »

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Tom Cruise Set for We Mortals Are

1 December 2011 9:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Variety is reporting that director Doug Liman has gotten actor Tom Cruise for the lead role in We Mortals Are, formerly know as "All You Need Is Kill".

Based on the graphic novel, the original story is in the vein of Groundhog Day, with a twist: A soldier in a war against aliens finds himself reliving his last day over and over after being killed. Through the training and battles he experiences in these time loops, he becomes a better soldier.

While a deal with the studio isn't officially signed, Cruise has been weighing this role for some time after continued talks with director Doug Liman.

Sources say Warner Bros.' Jeffrey Robinov always wanted a big star, though the script called for a younger actor like Ryan Gosling or Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The studio has already had the script rewritten to make the character fit Tom Cruise's age.

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Tom Cruise agrees to star in Japanese sci-fi novel adaptation, All You Need Is Kill

1 December 2011 9:47 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Warner Bros’ forthcoming adaptation of Japanese sci-fi novel All You Need Is Kill, a kind of Groundhog Day/alien invasion mash-up, may be headed up by Tom Cruise

As the Akira live-action remake ploughs on, Bourne Identity and Fair Game director Doug Liman is readying his own adaptation of a Japanese property: in this instance, Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel, All You Need Is Kill.

Now, Warner have been planning a western version of the book for just over a year, but Liman was only attached as director in August. Now, though, it seems as though the project’s moving along in earnest, with Variety reporting that Tom Cruise has agreed to star.

We haven’t read the source novel for ourselves, but it sounds intriguing; written for a young adult audience, the short novel sounds a bit like a cross between an alien invasion story and Source Code. Its protagonist »

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Tom Cruise Close To ‘All You Need Is Kill’

1 December 2011 8:31 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Breaking: Tom Cruise is ready to roll on All You Need Is Kill. He’s committing to the film, and Warner Bros is speeding it toward production as fast as it can with Doug Liman directing the Dante Harper script that is being rewritten by Joby Harold. Cruise will have to square that with a commitment to star in the Joseph Kosinski-directed Oblivion, which has Jessica Chastain playing one of the two female leads, and Universal testing a small list of actresses for the other role in the futuristic apocalyptic tale. I believe Oblivion will be his next film and that All You Need Is Kill will follow. Kill is a project Cruise has been mulling for months and now they are sorting out the schedule for an actor who certainly has regained his leading-man mojo. He’ll next be seen in Rock Of Ages, and is shooting the Christopher McQuarrie-directed One Shot, »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Tom Cruise Confirmed For All You Need Is Kill

1 December 2011 8:09 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The adaptation of the Japanese graphic-novel All You Need Is Kill has been in development for a while, with Tom Cruise interested in the main role for quite some time as well. Now, Variety reports Cruise has agreed to star in the movie, albeit there's no deal officially signed at the moment. Apparently, Warner Bros. Pictures President Jeff Robinov wanted a big star for the movie since the beginning, and despite the fact that the script had a younger actor for the role, like Joseph Gordon Levitt for an example, the studio decided to go with Cruise. The script has already been rewritten so that the character can match Cruise's age. Dante Harper was responsible for the initial script with Joby Harold working on the rewrite. Tom Cruise was so enthused about the script that he had director Doug Liman visit him in Pittsburgh, where the actor was shooting One Shot. »

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Tom Cruise Joins Doug Liman's 'All You Need Is Kill'

1 December 2011 7:46 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Warner Brothers wanted a big star, and they got one. While they initially sought out Brad Pitt for "All You Need Is Kill" (which thankfully seems to have dropped the awful new title it was given "We Mortals Are") back in October, Tom Cruise began taking a look at it and it seems he likes what he sees as Variety reports he's joined the project. The project, an adaptation of the Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel that was picked up in 2010 for a cool $3 million dollars, is a priority at Warner Bros. and you can see why they need a name actor to justify the expenditure. And while the lead character is more suited to a younger actor -- Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were rumored at various points -- the script, penned by Dante Harper ("Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters") and rewritten by Joby Harold ("Awake"), has apparently been revised to suit an older thesp. »

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Tom Cruise Closing in on All You Need Is Kill Adaption

1 December 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

After considering the role for some time, the Mission Impossible star is reportedly ready to don a suit of battle armor and take on some alien hordes with a Groundhog Day twist. When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally--the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death? All You Need is Kill has been put on track for production after director Doug Liman's Luna was dropped at Paramount. With a few script changes from Joby Harold that doctored the Dante Harper's original third »

- Eric Whitman

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Could ‘The Thing’ Director Matthijs van Heijningen Still Make Zack Snyder-Developed ‘Army of the Dead’?

5 October 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Several years ago, when Zack Snyder was still making Watchmen, the director started talking about a zombie movie that he had been developing. The project was called Army of the Dead; it was written by Joby Harold and quickly attached [1] director Matthijs van Heijningen. But the project stalled, and some time later van Heijningen went on to make The Thing for Universal. But Army of the Dead may not yet be buried; seemingly it has a chance of going forward again at Warner Bros. That's according to van Heijningen, who also says the film would have some pretty extreme zombie behavior. And by that, I mean zombie rape. Nasty. Read on for the details. Army of the Dead is set in Vegas, where a woman is trapped in the city as she attempts to learn the origin of a zombie outbreak. Her father tries to rescue her with the aid of a mercenary group. »

- Russ Fischer

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Zack Snyder's Army Of The Dead will be Twistedly Jacked Up

4 October 2011 2:05 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Not only is Zack Snyder working on Man of Steel, but he's also producing another hardcore zombie film project called Army of the Dead, which The Thing director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is set to direct. Snyder wrote the story for the Zombie flick and Joby Harold wrote the screenplay. Here is how the movie was previously described by Zack's wife and producing partner:

Basically, something happened in Vegas and there was this huge outbreak of these zombies that were killing people. So to contain it they basically contain Vegas. The city is this wasteland with walls around it and all of these zombies are inside. One of our characters goes in there to investigate and gets trapped inside and her father goes in to search for her. He can't do it alone so he gets a group of mercenaries under the guise that there's money still in the casinos, »

- Venkman

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Excl: What Happened to the Zack Snyder-Produced Army of the Dead ?

3 October 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Back when I was visiting the set of Zack Snyder's Watchmen in 2007, there was a bit of momentum building for an ambitious Snyder-produced zombie film called Army of the Dead . Snyder was excited about his recent hiring of talented commercials director Matthijs van Heijningen (pictured) who was going to bring Joby Harold's Army script to life. The film was set in a quarantined Las Vegas in the not-too-distant future. A young woman attempts to investigate the cause of the outbreak and becomes trapped in the city's walls. Her father teams up with a group of mercenaries to rescue her. He's out to save his daughter, the armed thugs want to loot still in the casinos. But the mission isn't easy, of course. It's been four years since that set visit and Army of the Dead »

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