Doug Liman reveals Edge of Tomorrow sequel title, talks Gambit departure
Doug Liman is a busy man, and has been back in high demand ever since 2014’s Edge of Tomorrow, the sci-fi version of Groundhog Day that many have eagerly been anticipating a follow-up to. Speaking with Collider, Liman opened up about the Edge of Tomorrow sequel, revealing it’s title.
“It will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat. Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we’ll do it. But it’s not an if, it’s a when.”
He went on to talk up the script for the film, saying:
“I had these intellectual ideas on how you should make a sequel that are unlike how anybody else makes a sequel, and this script and this idea fit perfectly into that idea. So it’s gonna revolutionize how people make sequels.”
Another project that Liman was previously attached to was 20th Century Fox’s long in-development Gambit solo movie, starring Channing Tatum. The film was in heavy pre-production for some time before Liman eventually departed the project. Speaking to We Got This Covered, he revealed why he left the film.
“I look for a personal connection to the movies I make and it may not be immediately obvious. You know, like what’s my connection to Jason Bourne? I have a deeply personal connection to that movie because it’s all about Iran-Contra and my father ran the investigations into Iran-Contra. In every story I have a personal connection….With Gambit, I just never found that personal way in. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t.”
Liman’s new film The Wall, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena, will debut in limited release this Friday, May 12.
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