Tom Or Angelina? 'All You Need Is Kill' Set To Open Opposite 'Maleficent' On March 14, 2014

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by Kevin Jagernauth
October 1, 2012 8:00 AM
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You would think that given the release calendar for 2014 is still pretty wide open, studios wouldn't be crowding their major tentpoles close together, but already, March of that year is looking like it's going to be a wrestling match of competing films. And showdowns don't get much bigger than Tom Cruise vs. Angelina Jolie.

Warner Bros. has set the Doug Liman directed "All You Need Is Kill" for a March 14, 2014 release pitting it against the fairy tale reimagining "Maleficent." Granted, one is a family oriented Disney movie and the other a futuristic sci-fi action flick, but Tom and Angelina on the same weekend? Someone is gonna blink and move. March 21st is still open somewhat, with Summit's YA effort "Divergent" slated, though March 28th brings with it Darren Aronofsky's "Noah." Meanwhile, the first weekend of the month is pegged for Sony's disaster movie "Invertigo."

Regardless of how it plays out, "All You Need Is Kill" boasts a pretty interesting little concept. An adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel, the story follows a soldier in an alien war who finds himself living his last day in battle over and over again after being caught in a time loop, becoming a better soldier along the way. Emily Blunt, Charlotte Riley and Bill Paxton co-star. Here's the synopsis via Deadline:

The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.

But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.

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8 Comments

  • gdggdh | January 3, 2013 10:00 AMReply

    it is my dream to see angelina jolie and tom cruise together.cruise and angelina can only make my dream come true.i hope they will make it true.

  • jbehjhjm | January 3, 2013 9:53 AMReply

    tom cruise and angelina jolie are a great couple.they must work together.they must like each other too.they are great actors.they match together well.they must work on one movie together.and must like each other.and stay together

  • tasnim | January 3, 2013 9:45 AMReply

    angelina jolie and tom cruise is a wonderfull couple.it is realy a big loss for all if they do not do a movie together.they look wonderfull together.but thier only problem is that they dont work together.i realy want to see them together.i wish that they work together in any movie or stay together for one time

  • padre | October 1, 2012 5:19 PMReply

    Whoa. SUPERSTAR, and awesomest of all actresses, Angelina Jolie or MEH Tom Cruise, with his awesome sounding movie? This is going to be a painful decision.

  • kitcon | October 1, 2012 11:33 AMReply

    Source Code 2? And Liman isn't even as good as Duncan Jones. But yes, odd to slot it there when so many dates are wide open. But it also gives them a ready made excuse in case it doesn't do well - that it was hard to compete against a fairy tale.

  • Mikky | October 1, 2012 11:27 AMReply

    I can tell you right now: Angelina Jolie in maleficent ! It's my second most anticipated movie and performance by an actress of 2013 after Marion Cotillard in "The Nightingale". I know ....more different you die! But I can't help it, they are my two favorites actresses ever! For different reason of course.

  • Sarah | October 1, 2012 11:29 AM

    I dream to see Marion and Angelina in a same movie!

  • Real | October 1, 2012 9:20 AMReply

    Just had a look at the March release schedule on Box Office Mojo for 2014 and there's nothing of note coming out March 7 or 21 so why not just release it one of those weeks. The synopsis for this sounds awesome.

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