Sci-fier set for June 6 release

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Tom Cruise’s sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow,” six months before the film opens on June 6.

The trailer highlights Cruise’s character being stuck in a time loop. Film is set in the near future when an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Village Roadshow co-produced the actioner.

Cruise plays an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, he finds himself thrown into a time loop where fights and dies in the same battle, but with each occurance, becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill.

Film’s cast also includes Bill Paxton, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong and Franz Drameh. Dante W. Harper, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie wrote the screenplay based on the novel, “All You Need Is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

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