Warner Bros.’ sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow is set to debut on screens in less than a month, but stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are gearing up for the premiere in a big way. Make that, “premieres.” The pair are set to race against the clock as they’ll attend three premieres in three countries all in the same day. If you aren’t lucky enough to attend the premieres in London, Paris, and/or New York, you can follow along with the stars and director Doug Liman as they interact with fans over social media between premieres. There will also be an available livestream for each event.
Also starring Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda and Tony Way, Edge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX on June 6th. Hit the jump for more on the Edge of Tomorrow premiere, and why this is one of my most-anticipated movies of the year.
Not only is the Edge of Tomorrow trip-around-the-world premiere an ambitious bit of marketing, it also has a cool tie-in to the film’s story. The path of the May 28th premieres will follow along with the plot of the story, which starts off in London and eventually takes the characters to France. Cruise stars as Major William Cage, an officer with zero combat experience who is dropped into the midst of a suicidal battle against an alien race here on Earth. He’s killed almost instantly. Now normally, that’s where your story ends, but Edge of Tomorrow has an interesting hook that lets Cage travel back in time to relive the day of his death from the beginning, while being able to maintain his experiences and training from his previous failures. (This scenario would have been Nathan Hale’s dream come true.)
Assisting Cage in his training is Special Forces operative Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who is quite literally the poster-warrior for the Earth’s armed forces. With her training, and Cage’s mysterious abilities, the two grow exponentially more deadly and every day brings them one step closer to defeating the alien menace. It’s a clever tweak on an old story that opens up a whole new world of character interactions and plot devices, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.
Full details can be found in the Edge of Tomorrow premiere tour press release below:
TOM CRUISE AND EMILY BLUNT CHASE TOMORROW RIGHT TO THE EDGE: THREE PREMIERES / THREE COUNTRIES / ONE DAY
Stars race against time to meet fans in London, Paris and New York on an unprecedented Red Carpet Repeat tour
Burbank, CA – May 7, 2014 – On May 28, the stars of “Edge of Tomorrow” will take part in a groundbreaking worldwide event when, for the first time ever, three fan premieres will be held in three different countries in just one day, “resetting” the red carpet as Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt race the clock to make each event before time runs out.
In “Edge of Tomorrow,” Cruise’s character relives the events of one day over and over in an epic battle to save the world. The story begins as he arrives in London, making that city the perfect place to kick off this global event. All times are local:
7:00 a.m. inaugural premiere kicks off on the carpet in London, with a 9:00 a.m. screening.
The film takes both characters to France, where they face off against an insurmountable army of alien invaders.
2:00 p.m. red carpet in Paris, screening at 4:00 p.m.
The final premiere will take the stars back to the U.S.
10:00 p.m. red carpet in New York City, with the final screening—on the edge of tomorrow—at 11:59 p.m.
Between cities, Cruise, Blunt and the film’s director, Doug Liman, will interact with fans via social media as they jet from country to country. A contingent of select press will travel to each premiere, covering the events as they unfold.
There will be live stream components for each of the three events. Those fans on the ground can network via social media using #EOTLive.
Oscar® nominee Tom Cruisenand Emily Blunt star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow,” under the direction of Doug Liman.
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.
Major William Cage (Cruise) is 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, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.
But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
The international cast also includes Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda and Tony Way.
Liman directed “Edge of Tomorrow” from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel entitled All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Erwin Stoff produced, along with Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver, Gregory Jacobs and Jason Hoffs. The executive producers are Doug Liman, David Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi Fukuhara and Bruce Berman, with Tim Lewis and Kim Winther serving as co-producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a 3 Arts Production, in association with Viz Productions, a Doug Liman Film, “Edge of Tomorrow.” Opening domestically on June 6, 2014, the film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow.
This movie has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material.