Recent Tom Cruise action flicks have been hit and miss of late, but the 2014 blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow won audience members and critics over universally. Now according to Collider, director Doug Liman wants to rewind the tape and see where Cruise and his co-star Emily Blunt started before those events in a prequel sequel.
Raking in an incredible $370.5m globally, Village Roadshow has been inundated with requests to see a second installment. And it appears the fans will be getting exactly what they asked for - with a twist. Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie is already working on a script with the two on-screen stars returning for more time travel adventures.
The Second Is Better Than The First
Going public to issue the plans for the follow up movie, Liman could not hide his excitement over the narrative that will look at Bill Cage and Rita Vrataski before the year 2020.
“That is the only sequel that I’m considering doing," said the director. "And it’s because first of all the story is so amazing—much better than the original film, and I loved and loved the original film—and second of all, it’s a sequel that’s a prequel.”
That will have studios licking their lips in anticipation as the filmmaker attempts to put the pieces in place for that all important return.
Liman: I'm Going To Revolutionize Sequels
If you think the production will have all the ego residing with star Tom Cruise, you would be badly mistaken. Doug Liman sees himself as a modern day visionary, a film sauvant - pushing the boundaries and starting trends.
“I’ve had some radical ideas about how to make a sequel that would interest me, in the same way that I had ideas of how you make an independent film and then Swingers came along and it was like ‘Aha, that’s the perfect movie for me to test these ideas out on,’" explained Liman. "I had these intellectual ideas on how you should make a sequel that are unlike how anybody else makes a sequel, and this script and this idea fit perfectly into that idea. So it’s gonna revolutionize how people make sequels. And again that’s why I try to do things like Invisible that are just, the revolution’s sort of built into the idea. It’s more heresy in the film world for me to pitch things that are sort of unheard of.”
Talk about putting added pressure on yourself!