Studioet Warner Bros. er ikke gjerrige på detaljene i en fersk oppdatering om dem kommende Tom Cruise-filmen All You Need Is Kill. Stikkord for det fyldige handlingsreferatet er ondsinnede aliens, Cruise i rollen som menneskehetens redning og en irriterende time loop som viser seg å by på uante muligheter. Hvis ikke dette er nok – her er referatet i sin helhet, sakset fra Total Film:
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped — untrained and ill-equipped — into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again… and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop — dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.
But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has laid waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.
All You Need Is Kill er basert på den japanske tegneserieromanen ved samme navn. Regissør for prosjektet er Doug Liman (Swingers; Go; The Bourne Identity), med Emily Blunt og Bill Paxton på birollelisten.
Filmens amerikanske premieredato er satt til 14. mars 2014.