The first “reveal” photo from Tom’s upcoming sci-fi action movie, ‘All You Need Is Kill‘ has been released and we have the HI-RES VERSION FOR YOU which is also desktop wallpaper and Twitter BG friendly! (Click here or the image below to view the High-Res version!)
TOM CRUISE stars as Bill Cage, who must relive the same brutal battle against an unrelenting alien race in the epic sci-fi thriller “ALL YOU NEED IS KILL,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Doug Liman is directing the film, which also stars Emily Blunt. Slated to open on March 14, 2014, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Photo by: David James
It’s as if Tom is literally popping out of the graphic novel in this mech-suited action shot…The Warner Brothers movie is still shooting in the UK and is scheduled to open March 14, 2014.
Based on the international best-selling graphic novel of the same name by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Tom plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a soldier fighting in a war with aliens. Quickly, he is killed but finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, enabling him to live and become better skilled along the way in the hopes of finally saving himself and defeating the aliens.
This movie still gives us a great idea of how the graphic novel look and feel is going to be achieved. To learn some basics on what is a graphic novel, click on this link for a great website that allows you to dive into that world. Bottom line, they are novel length comic books and usually deal with much more mature themes than, say, Archie comics! (Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus‘ was the first graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1992).
Three great examples of graphic novels turned into successful movies include:
- The Avengers
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
‘All You Need Is Kill’ is a year and a half away, but with such an impressive artistic team behind the movie, and a super cool Japanese graphic novel as it’s source, it’ll definitely be worth the wait!
Oscar® nominee Cruise (the ‘Mission: Impossible‘ films, ‘Collateral,’ ‘Jerry Maguire‘) will star alongside Emily Blunt (‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘The Adjustment Bureau‘) and an international cast that also includes Bill Paxton (‘Aliens,’ HBO’s ‘Big Love‘), Jonas Armstrong (BBC TV’s ‘Robin Hood‘), Tony Way (HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones‘), Kick Gurry (Australian TV’s ‘Tangle‘), Franz Drameh (‘Attack the Block‘), Dragomir Mrsic (‘Snabba Cash II‘), and Charlotte Riley (‘World Without End‘).
Doug Liman (‘The Bourne Identity,’ ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith‘) is directing the film from a screenplay by Dante Harper, Joby Harold and upcoming ‘Jack Reacher‘ writer/director Christopher McQuarrie. The movie is based on the acclaimed graphic novel ‘All You Need is Kill‘ by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
Hiroshi Sakurazaka was born in 1970. According to his publisher’s website, after a career in information technology, he published his first novel ‘Wizards’ Web’ in 2003. His 2004 short story ‘Saitama Chainsaw Massacre’ won the 16th Hayakawa’s S-F Magazine Reader’s Award. His other novels include ‘Characters‘ (co-written with Hiroki Azuma) and ‘Slum Online.’
All You Need is Kill was published in Japan in 2004. Its English version hit shelves in 2009.
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