You can imagine the elevator pitch: "It's like 'Groundhog Day,' but with explosions, mech suits and Tom Cruise."
That would seem to describe director Doug Liman's upcoming sci-fi action movie "Edge of Tomorrow," judging by the new trailer released by Warner Bros. on Tuesday.
Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's award-winning novel "All You Need Is Kill," the movie stars Cruise as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a soldier dropped onto a futuristic battlefield and killed within minutes. To his shock, he then wakes up shortly before the battle, which he relives over and over again in a time loop.
In the trailer, which you can watch above, Cage eventually connects with a sword-wielding war hero played by Emily Blunt, who recognizes his peculiar situation. "Come find me when you wake up," she says before being engulfed in an explosion.
Cage does so, and begins training under her to try to save the world. From the looks of things, he gets rather adept at maneuvering his mechanical exoskeleton, firing his wrist-mounted cannons and dodging shrapnel and bullets.
Then again, this isn't the first time Cruise has faced down a futuristic menace, having done so in "War of the Worlds" and "Oblivion," to name a couple.
In addition to Cruise and Blunt, the film also stars Bill Paxton, Laura Pulver and Jeremy Piven.
"Edge of Tomorrow" opens June 6, in the middle of the action-packed summer movie season.
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