3 items from 2012
Back in April, we brought you the news when Emily Blunt (The Five-Year Engagement, The Adjustment Bureau) joined the cast of director Doug Liman‘s (Fair Game, Jumper 2) big screen adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill, starring Tom Cruise (Oblivion)
Now, Deadline reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has officially greenlit the project, and Cruise is currently prepping for the shoot over in London.
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 of place: the female soldier known as the Bitch of War. »
- Jason Moore
Sequels have a bad reputation. And, at a time when further instalments are announced before the release of their predecessors, when franchises are resurrected long after they have ceased to be relevant and prequels somehow manage to ruin lives, it’s not exactly difficult to see why.
But while the near misses and false starts have been well documented (did you know that a script was written for a Se7en follow up called Ei8ht? And that it would have seen a returning Morgan Freeman solve crimes with his newfangled psychic powers? Of course you did), markedly less attention has been directed at the sequels that really should have been.
Indeed, with the recent reports that the cast of Kick-Ass are being approached in connection with the planned second instalment (to start filming this summer for a 2013 release), marking possibly the biggest step forward for the project since Mark Miller »
- Steven Neish
Back in December, we brought you news that Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) was all but official to star in the Doug Liman (Fair Game, Jumper 2) directed big screen adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel, All You Need Is Kill. Cruise is definitely on board to star in this sci-fi war film as the script was even reworked to accommodate Cruise’s age.
Now, THR reports that Emily Blunt (The Five-Year Engagement, The Adjustment Bureau) is in talks to star opposite Cruise in this Warner Bros. Pictures project as Valkyrie One, “one of humankind’s best soldiers.”
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 »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
3 items from 2012
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