'Edge of Tomorrow' Mega-Trailer and Seven Behind the Scenes Videos

Monday, 12 May 2014 15:55 Written by  iamrogue
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'Edge of Tomorrow' Mega-Trailer and Seven Behind the Scenes Videos

Not sold on Edge of Tomorrow?

Give the extended IMAX trailer a spin. 

In about three and a half minutes, this slice of the sci-fi actioner ought to do more to convince you than any other bit of promotion that Warner Bros. has dropped so far. 

And if you find that this mega-trailer perks your interest, we also have seven (seven!) behind the scenes featurettes focusing on, among other things, Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, those Heinlein-style battle suits, supporting players, and the Groundhog Day-like concept.

Speaking of which, this trailer does a whole lot of heavy lifting not just setting up that concept, but also playing with the idea.  Basically, in the future, we're at war with aliens.  Cruise goes into battle, only to immediately die.  But he wakes up again, respawning at the start of his mission and dying over and over again.

Where Edge of Tomorrow appears to have learned from Groundhog Day isn't just in the basic idea, but in the way it allows our hero to grow.  Instead of becoming a nice guy god, though, Cruise is just learning to be a Tom Cruise character.  Cruise frequently plays unstoppable badasses, but in this, he's a desk jockey, a public relations officer who must learn, death by death, to become a killing machine.  His trainer is Blunt as Rita Vrataski, a special forces legend known as "Full Metal Bitch."

Based on this IMAX extended trailer, there's a very good chance that Blunt will end up being the best thing in the movie.  But she'll have more competition than we thought, as the action and scale of this thing are both way, way more substantial than the hype has suggested so far.

Doug Liman directs.  He's done zippy action before, having helmed The Bourne Identity, Jumper, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but he appears to have stepped up his action game considerably.

Edge of Tomorrow, based on the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and illustrated by Yoshitoshi Abe, opens nationwide on June 6th.

This trailer debuted at TNT as an "enhanced trailer," complete with branching featurettes.  Rather than run the enhanced trailer, we've just collected some of those featurettes thanks to Comic Book Movie


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