Emily Blunt is a standout in every film she’s in. As the obsessive mom in Looper, the forbidden girlfriend in The Adjustment Bureau, or even as Miss Piggy’s receptionist in The Muppets–she’s someone we can’t get enough of. The first trailer is out for the futuristic sci-fi flick Edge of Tomorrow, and it appears Blunt will have a major role, starring opposite Tom Cruise. (Flash forward to our opening day review here).
Cruise, of course, continues to pump out two movies a year these days. Pretty exceptional for a Hollywood superstar who has had a movie in the theater every year except eight since 1981. And many years he has starred in two films. More importantly he has delivered the goods in every action film he’s made–from Top Gun to Mission Impossible, from Minority Report to War of the Worlds, from The Last Samurai to Valkyrie, we can’t enough of Tom Cruise, too.
So what’s Edge of Tomorrow about? It looks a bit like Starship Troopers, Twelve Monkeys, and Terminator, with something of the unreal worlds, uncertain outcomes and timescapes of The Adjustment Bureau, Slaughterhouse Five, and Source Code.
Check out this first trailer Edge of Tomorrow–we think it looks pretty intriguing:
Edge of Tomorrow also has a stellar supporting cast, with Bill Paxton (Apollo 13), Jeremy Piven (Mr. Selfridge), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace), and our vote for a future female Doctor in Doctor Who, Lara Pulver (Irene Adler in Sherlock).
Edge of Tomorrow is schedule for release in theaters June 6, 2014.