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Warner Bros. Sets Tom Cruise-Starrer 'All You Need is Kill' for March 2014

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 1, 2012 at 1:19PM

Warner Bros. has set March 14, 2014, as the date for Doug Liman's sci-fi actioner "All You Need is Kill," starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The film is adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel of the same title, centering on a soldier in an intergalactic war caught in a time loop where the day of his final battle must be played out over and over again. A bit like "Groundhog Day," but with ruthless aliens.
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Warner Bros. has set March 14, 2014, as the date for Doug Liman's sci-fi actioner "All You Need is Kill," starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The film is adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel of the same title, centering on a soldier in an intergalactic war caught in a time loop where the day of his final battle must be played out over and over again. A bit like "Groundhog Day," but with ruthless aliens.

As the Playlist points out, the March 14 weekend is currently also slated with Disney's "Malificent," starring Angelina Jolie. (Check out the uncanny first images of Jolie as the malevolent queen here.) If neither "Kill" nor "Malificent" move, this could pit two of Hollywood's few remaining marquee names (Cruise and Jolie) against each other, despite the target-audience difference between a family-friendly fairytale offshoot and an adult-oriented sci-fi battle film.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.