“Race” scribes Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse have been brought in to script the sequel to the Tom Cruise-led sci-fi feature “Edge of Tomorrow” for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The initial report said “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, who penned the first ‘Edge’, has also become attached to direct this sequel. McQuarrie himself has since corrected this on Twitter, saying the first film’s helmer Doug Liman is returning and it won’t happen without him.
McQuarrie and Cruise are currently busy with “Mission: Impossible 6” commitments but could jump to this shortly after. McQuarrie also re-affirms he’s still involved in the ‘Edge’ sequel despite Shrapnel and Waterhouse coming onboard – he’ll likely serve in a writer/producer capacity.
McQuarrie is familiar with Shrapnel and Waterhouse, the pair recently came onboard and wrote a new draft of his script for the adaptation of Mark Greaney’s novel “The Gray Man” which is in development at Sony Pictures.
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are both expected to return for the ‘Edge’ follow-up. That original made $370 million worldwide and surprised with some very strong critical reviews with the film ending up in many top ten lists for that year.