Edge of Tomorrow may be the most beloved or successful Hollywood movie adaptation of a Japanese work yet, and it’s getting itself a sequel. Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s Japanese science fiction novel, All You Need Is Kill, the movie has become a box office success. And with a sequel confirmed, Director Doug Liman revealed the title for Edge of Tomorrow’s sequel movie in an interview with Collider.
According to Liman, the sequel movie’s title is “Live Die Repeat and Repeat”, which is a callback the first film’s “Live. Die. Repeat” tagline. In the interview, Liman said:
“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 [Cruise] 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.”
Liman himself has been very vocal in doing the sequel. He’s also pretty confident that it’s really happening.
“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.”
Sakurazaka’s source novel also got a manga adaptation written by Ryousuke Takeuchi and illustrated by Death Note co-creator, Takeshi Obata. The first movie was released in Japan as “All You Need is Kill”. It starred Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton. As for Sakurazaka himself, he said that he himself is also working on a sequel for his novel.
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