ALL YOU NEED IS KILL Set Photos Show Tom Cruise In Mech Suit

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Doug Liman is currently hard at work in his big budget, big screen adaptation of Sakurazaka Hiroshi's scifi novel All You Need Is Kill, with Tom Cruise starring as Lt. Col. Bill Cage - a soldier thrown into a time loop after being killed in a mission battling alien forces. Yes, it's Groundhog's Day with aliens, explosions, guns and mech armor. Bill Paxton and Emily Blunt co-star.

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.

Though the scheduled release isn't until March of 2014, the first image from the set has appeared online - it appears to have originated at Japan's Sanspo.com - and can be seen below. We'll need to see that mech armor in motion, I think, but int he still it certainly appears very clunky and unwieldy.

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  • Morph

    Man that thing looks goofy.. The armor does to roflmao!

  • Travis Hughes

    Err, that armor is SO not Japanese-style. Clearly they're westernizing the story. Cuz, you know, Cruise is Japanese; he was the Last Samurai after all. /sarcasm

  • paratize

    So we have at least three science fiction movies coming out next year with some kind of mecha suit/armour (this, Pacific Rim, and Elysium) - coincidence?

  • BongBong

    Of course it's not a coincidence. Hollywood and the production companies are loaded with neurotic copycats fearful of losing their jobs.

  • paratize

    oops..just saw that this one ain't due 'til 2014, but still...

  • zymn

    Oh look. Tom Cruise is running. Again.

  • tman418

    So, "Groundhog Day" meets "Robo Cop?"

  • BongBong

    More like "Ground-Up Dog".

  • Jim

    Looks interesting, I may have to see this one in the theaters.

  • Yojimbo

    Because of the cover pic above I reckon .The Cruiser is rocking a fictionalized version of what DARPA has today .

  • Guro Taku

    Why is every single site all of a sudden claiming that this is based on a manga? Was that in a press release that everybody is just copying? The film is actually based on a NOVEL by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. A book consisting only of words. Not a comic. Not a manga. Don't believe me? Go to amazon and you can actually read the first couple pages for free via their "Look Inside" feature.

  • My mistake. I shall correct.

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