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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Live Die Repeat and Repeat, the awfully-titled sequel to fantastic 2014 film Edge of Tomorrow is making slow and steady progress from director Doug Liman. After a few years of development, it sounds like the movie finally has a script they’re happy with.

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Speaking with Collider, Liman gave an update on the project, saying:

“Tom and Emily and I are really excited to go do it. We have a script. We’re just trying to find a time to schedule it, between my schedule and Emily’s and Tom’s. But it’s one of these things where it’s a sequel whose origins come from the best possible place, which is, it’s not a studio saying, ‘Hey, we think we can make some more money. Let’s just stamp out another one.’ This sequel originated with fans of the original film who continually came up to Tom and myself and Emily and told us how much they loved the movie and would we ever consider a sequel. And enough people said that to me and to Tom and to Emily that we finally sat down and said, ‘What would a sequel even look like?’ We ended up with Chris McQuarrie coming up with a great story.”

While Edge of Tomorrow was one of those films that ended rather conclusively, it’s great to hear that it’s coming from a great place. The last thing we need is another cash grab from a studio. While cash grabs don’t necessarily lead to bad films, it’s always nice to hear things coming from a more honest and creative place.

Liman has spoken extensively about Live Die Repeat and Repeat in the past, and while we’re heading in with mild trepidation, we are intrigued to hear that the film will act as both of a prequel and a sequel in a way that will make sense once we see it (supposedly).

Right now, Liman is in production for an adaptation of the YA series Chaos Walking, starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, but given that this seems to be a pet project of his, we’re sure he’ll find time to make sure this sequel happens.

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SOURCE: Collider

  • axebox

    Hopefully the studio will have minimal input, and not totally bumble the marketing this time either.

    • HORSEFLESH

      Going by Liman’s prequel/sequel title – Live Die Repeat and Repeat – I don’t think he has much of a grasp on how to market it either.

      • axebox

        It’s strange: the title will be the rename of the first movie’s title… Gotta ponder that for a franchise such as this one. Who knows? It could be Cruise’s sci-fi franchise. I don’t think Dark Universe is going to work out.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.