New Scribe Hired For “Edge of Tomorrow 2”

With the announcement not that long ago of the next two “Mission: Impossible” films being done back-to-back, it seemingly also suggested the demise of a sequel to the acclaimed Tom Cruise-led 2014 sci-fi action feature “Edge of Tomorrow”.

Today though, Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros. Pictures is moving forward with development on the sequel and have brought aboard writer Matthew Robinson (“The Invention of Lying,” “Monster Trucks”) to develop the script. Should it be well regarded, stars Cruise and Emily Blunt and director Doug Liman are all expected to return.

The first ‘Edge’, retitled “Live. Die. Repeat.” for the home entertainment sector, also boasted Christopher McQuarrie as a co-writer and reports from back in 2016 and 2017 indicated McQuarrie helped in early development of the follow-up. His commitments to helming the seventh and eighth “Mission: Impossible” films, however, will likely impact further involvement here.

Cruise starred in the first film as a military PR man Cage who gets stuck in a time loop in the midst of an alien invasion. Every time he dies, he starts the day over. Eventually, he comes across the path of war hero Rita (Blunt) and every day must convince her to help him with his cause.

The first film made just $370 million globally on a $178 million budget, but the critical acclaim and its growing popularity in the home entertainment sector have kept sequel talk alive.

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