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Cruise Set to KILL

Tom Cruise could lead Doug Liman's All You Need is Kill.

By Jarrod Sarafin     December 02, 2011
Source: Variety


All You Need Is Kill Novel
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Two months after reporting that Tom Cruise was circling Doug Liman's All You Need is Kill, Variety has confirmed the veteran actor has agreed to tackle the adaptation of the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. While the deal hasn't been officially inked as of yet, the trade reveals that Warner Bros. Pictures brought in writer Jody Harold to rewrite Dante Harper's original treatment, aging the title character to fit Cruise's age. This will mark his second role based on a novel series in a row, with the actor currently shooting One Shot for director Joseph Kosinski. Once production finishes on that project, Liman and Cruise will jump into shooting sometime in late 2012.

Plot Concept: 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 B*tch of War. Is the B*tch the key to Keiji's escape, or to his final death?


 

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violator14 12/2/2011 1:48:10 PM

Come on Jarrod, no need to block out Bitch! We're all family here! haha

lusiphur 12/2/2011 2:02:08 PM

 Since it's Japanese, I'm assuming Keiji in the book was a teenager.  So why not go with someone younger.  Unless Cruise and his CoS buddies are putting up the money to make it.

monkeyfoot 12/2/2011 2:31:19 PM

Tom Cruise has box office clout which has nothing to do with his CoS ties so putting him in definitely helps to get the picture made. I haven't read the comic but I would probably prefer the character being closer to that though.

xenomorph 12/2/2011 4:12:14 PM

So basically it's a f@#ked up version of groundhog day. Bill Murray should have a role as general or something.

Wiseguy 12/3/2011 1:05:40 PM

But then when a teenage is cast we bitch about how it's always a teenager :( I'm okay going with Cruise. It's an adaptation so I can see changing the character to a grizzled vet or a higher rank than a mere recruit

JarrodSarafin 12/3/2011 1:21:03 PM

Hah Violater, I didn't block out Bitch there. That's the official plot concept from the studio. I don't change any plot concepts...Guess they needed to have the word but felt like it wouldn't make it past certain website censor blocks. I'm not sure who would block out though...That's a word that is allowed on just about any primetime network without consquence now...almost like "ass". Maybe it was a terrible word 20 years ago on TV but it's pretty common now.

misterpeed 12/3/2011 4:05:13 PM

Sounds interesting, could we have anyone other than Cruise involved please?

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