Fans of “Edge of Tomorrow” (aka. “Live. Die. Repeat”) will be happy to hear today that the follow-up to Doug Liman’s 2014 sci-fi action film starring Tom Cruise is finally looking like a real possibility after years of rumors.
Speaking with Collider at the Television Critics Association press tour, Liman was on hand to promote the YouTube series “Impulse” and has revealed scheduling issues have already been worked out – all that’s left now is to finish the script:
“We’re just working on the script… [We’re no longer working on scheduling issues], now it’s down to we have a window where we could go do it, and we’re frantically working on the script. It’s one of those movies that we’ll only go make if we love the script. It’s not one of those things where the studio is pushing us to make it and they don’t really care if it’s good or not.
If the movie happens, it will be because Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise and myself are passionate about making it, which is a great place to be. She doesn’t need this movie, he doesn’t need this movie, and I don’t need it. We’re gonna make it if we really believe in it. We have a story that the three of us love, so we’re working hard on the script… It has the possibility of being my next film.”
Christopher McQuarrie came up with the idea for the sequel while writers Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse penned the actual screenplay. Scheduling was said to be the biggest issue, but with that worked out – we’ll hopefully see it sooner rather than later.
Liman is currently in post-production on the sci-fi young adult adaptation “Chaos Walking” starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland which opens in very early 2019.