Last year’s sci-fi film “Edge of Tomorrow” received largely positive reviews and made $369.2 million in worldwide box office, despite a disappointing ($100.2 million) domestic take some blamed on its fairly vague title (the novel it’s based on was more provocatively named “All You Need Is Kill;” the home release emphasized the tagline “Live. Die. Repeat.” over the actual title). Tom Cruise, who co-starred in “Edge of Tomorrow” with Emily Blunt, has said he has an idea in mind for a sequel, and he’s letting it be known.
“I pitched it to [Christopher] McQuarrie and Doug [Liman],” Cruise told MTV News while promoting “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” “We were there one night and I was like, ‘I’ve got an idea for it.'” McQuarrie co-wrote the “Edge of Tomorrow” screenplay and directed “Rogue Nation;” Liman directed “Edge of Tomorrow.”
The stars may be aligning at least somewhat — Hiroshi Sakurazaka, who wrote the 2004 “All You Need Is Kill” novel, has said he’s writing a sequel. And it looks like Emily Blunt is at least interested. ““I was like, ‘Emily, please,'” Cruise said to MTV News. “She was like, ‘give me another year, please.'”
In the meantime, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” opens this Friday, with select screenings Thursday night.
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