One of the big surprises of last year, the Tom Cruise-led and Doug Liman-directed sci-fi flick “Edge of Tomorrow” proved to be one of the actor’s best in years – a “Groundhog Day”-style take on the sci-fi war genre that had both dark humor and inventive ideas.
Liman and the film’s co-writer Christopher McQuarrie have become Cruise’s go to guys of late, McQuarrie penning and directing both “Jack Reacher” and this week’s “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” whilst Cruise is currently filming Liman’s new thriller “Mena”.
In a new interview with MTV tying into ‘Rogue Nation’, Cruise admits he’s spoken to both of them about an idea he has for a follow-up to ‘Edge’, and it would also mean he’d have to get his co-star Emily Blunt back:
“I pitched it to [screenwriter Christopher] McQuarrie and [director] Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, ‘I’ve got an idea for it.’ It could be so much fun. Gotta get Emily. I was like ‘Emily, please.’ She was like, ‘Give me another year, please.'”
The question is, would it go forward? The first film cost a pricey $178 million and made only $100 million domestically. It was, however, a big hit overseas where it nabbed a further $269 million. Even so, it’s not clear if Warners would be keen on green lighting a follow-up – not unless it could be done for considerably cheaper.