Source Code (2011), Edge of Tomorrow could easily feel derivative but the first trailer gives a good sense of the gritty immersion that Liman is hoping for with his war sequences. This is a film that will undoubtedly feature a lot of time spent amidst bone-crunching battles and surrounded by an array of fiery explosions.
Cruise is traditionally good value for roles such as this one and British actress Blunt definitely has the chops to prove a suitably engaging partner as the pair struggle to save humanity. The Bourne Identity director Liman also has a solid track record of being interesting and inventive when the time comes to tackle action - even though Jumper (2008) had its problems, the action was well-handled - and will hopefully exhibit that flair once again. We'll see when it hits theatre next year whether Edge of Tomorrow has the quality to banish the memory of Oblivion, but it looks promising at the moment. What are your thoughts?
Doug Liman's Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi epic Edge of Tomorrow is released in UK cinemas on 30 May, 2014.