Author: Chris Picard | Dec-11-2013 2:36 PM
The lesser known 2014 summer sci-fi action thriller Edge of Tomorrow is starting to get a little more publicity as the new year closes in. Just this past week, we took note of a number of new viral images which cropped up for the film along with a new Twitter feed which continues to provide fictional updates from the heat of battle. You can check out that post here with all the new images. In addition to the new images and jump start of its viral campaign, the first trailer for the film has finally dropped, which you can see here:
Edge of Tomorrow recevied even more publicity yesterday, by having a sneak peek session with USA Today. Lead stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt sat down with the website to discuss more of the film's plot among other things. Following the sneak peek, the official Edge of Tomorrow Facebook page posted up a new poster for the film, which can be viewed at the foot of this article.
Here's a few excerpts from the interview with USA Today:
"It's storytelling. You're going to get the audience used to the experience of it," says Cruise. "And then you get to have them laugh with it."
Novice fighter William Cage (Cruise) is thrown into a major alien assault, before finding himself in a time loop that forces him to live out the same ill-fated, brutal combat over and over.
But with each battle, Cage gains increasing skill alongside his comrade, Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt).
"I've discarded the bonnet and corset for an exosuit and a huge sword, it seems," says Blunt. "I was looking for something very different from anything I have done before. This was definitely that."
"I even learned Krav Maga, a lethal martial arts using pretty much everything including your teeth to destroy," says Blunt. "That was pretty fun."
The action veteran Cruise says he wanted to play alongside the "natural athlete" Blunt after seeing her perform as a ballet dancer in The Adjustment Bureau. He was not disappointed.
"She showed up and that girl was ready to roll, she was so fit," says Cruise. "She is a badass and she totally crushes it here."
Even Cruise needed to train extensively to deal with the visually impressive metal exosuit that allowed for full movement but weighed 85 pounds on average.
"One of the suits with the angel wings had a sniper rifle and missile launcher on my back and weighed about 130 pounds. I'm having to sprint in it," says Cruise, who helped develop the suits. "It's physically grueling."
The 51-year-old actor, whose last film Oblivion was set in Earth's future, insists he didn't mean to go on a sci-fi action bender.
"Look, I make all different kinds of movies," he says. "When Doug (Liman) came to me and said what the story was and the design, I thought, 'This is going to be cool. It's going to be very different than anything I've done before.'"
Those are only a few excerpts highlighting when Cruise and Blunt discuss the film and what it took to get in shape for their roles. Be sure to read the entire thing on USA Today!
Here's the new poster for Edge of Tomorrow, which Warner Bros. released yesterday:
Plot Synopsis: Tom Cruise stars as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, an officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race. He wakes up and is forced to relive the day (and the death) because 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, however improving his skills along the way.
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