According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has put the sequel to ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ back in development. Matthew Robinson (‘The Invention Of Lying’) gave a pitch so good that he will write the screenplay for the film. The sequel may or may not be under the title of ‘Live, Die, Repeat and Repeat.’
Originally, in 2016, writers Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse (‘Race,’ ‘Captain Marvel’) were going to write the sequel. But that is no longer the case, and Robinson will tackle the long-gestating follow-up.
Also, the intention is to bring back director Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, who played warriors fighting vicious alien invaders in Europe. If we’re lucky, maybe screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie will contribute to the script, but we don’t know his involvement as of now.
Moreover, Cruise and Blunt will not make deals until they see a script to their liking. However, they are both in the loop and Liman will develop it with Robinson.
Way back in 2016, with Digital Spy, Liman gave some insight into his ideas for the sequel:
“I had these intellectual ideas on how you should make a sequel that is unlike how anybody else makes a sequel, and this script and this idea fit perfectly into that idea. That is the only sequel that I’m considering doing, and it’s because first of all the story is so amazing — much better than the original film, and I loved and loved the original film — and second of all, it’s a sequel that’s a prequel.”
Perhaps this line of thought is still in tact? We’ll just have to find out.
Further, the first film, based on the Hiroshi Sakurazaka Japanese graphic novel ‘All You Need Is Kill,’ grossed over $370 million worldwide, on a budget of $178 million. A sizable following grew since its release, and fans are hungry for more.
Warner Bros. has not set a release date for the film, but Cruise will be busy soon with the seventh and eighth ‘Mission Impossible’ films.