While it showed signs of much studio interference, 2014’s sci-fi actioner Edge Of Tomorrow was still a lot of fun and was critically well received too, though it wasn’t the big hit it was expected to be, which is probably why a sequel has taken so long to get off the ground. Some time ago director Doug Liman told Collider:
“I’ve had some radical ideas about how to make a sequel that would interest me, in the same way that I had ideas of how you make an independent film and then Swingers came along and it was like ‘Aha, that’s the perfect movie for me to test these ideas out on.’ I had these intellectual ideas on how you should make a sequel that are unlike how anybody else makes a sequel, and this script and this idea fit perfectly into that idea. So it’s gonna revolutionize how people make sequels. And again that’s why I try to do things like Invisible that are just, the revolution’s sort of built into the idea. It’s more heresy in the film world for me to pitch things that are sort of unheard of.”
And the other day director Liman was interviewed by Collider again, and revealed some things that should get fans of the Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt picture excited.
“We have an amazing story! It’s incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film. It will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat. Tom is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we’ll do it. But it’s not an if, it’s a when.”
It’s kind of a clumsy title, but then Live. Die. Repeat. was on every DVD and Blu-ray cover for the first film. I guess it’ll still be some time before the sequel/whatever it is gets underway as most of the people concerned are currently busy, but it does seem like it will actually happen…..