Warner Bros. has picked up Dante Harper’s adaptation of “All You Need is Kill,” a Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Deadline New York says the project will be put on the fast track with filming possibly to start within 12 months.
VIZ Media describes the book as follows:
There’s one thing worse than dying. It’s coming back to do it again and again… When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the B*tch of War. Is the B*tch the key to Keiji’s escape, or to his final death?
The sci-fi novel was first published in 2004 and features art by Yoshitoshi ABe. The English version of the book debuted last year.