Gritty War Photos from 'Edge of Tomorrow' Viral Twitter Before Trailer

December 9, 2013
Source: Twitter

Edge of Tomorrow Viral

Get ready for hell. With the first trailer for Doug Liman's sci-fi time loop movie Edge of Tomorrow, formerly known as All You Need is Kill (based on the book titled), due out in a few days this week, marketing is finally launching. The first teases we're getting are from a viral twitter acting as an embedded journalist in the European Army's United Defense Force (UDF). He's in Verdun, France posting photos and updates as "the Edge of Tomorrow war feed." There are glimpses of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, but the trailer is what we're really waiting to see. These actually look like bits of the trailer, or a scene, that they've cut up.

Here are six of the photos tweeted by @EmbeddedUDF showing the gritty, war action in Edge of Tomorrow:

Edge of Tomorrow Viral Photos

08:05 GMT Rumors about the enemy's lethal abilities are terrifying. Everyone worried whether 10k troops are enough.

Edge of Tomorrow Viral Photos

Edge of Tomorrow Viral Photos

08:18 GMT Teeth-rattling explosions blocks away! Soldier next to me down! Rushing to evac copter.

Edge of Tomorrow Viral Photos

Edge of Tomorrow Viral Photos

08:05 GMT From UDF PVT: 10k UDF soldiers against millions of invaders? How can we win? We need more soldiers.

Edge of Tomorrow Viral Photos

Follow @EmbeddedUDF for more updates on the Edge of Tomorrow viral, they'll be posting info there.

Edge of Tomorrow is set in the distant future during war between a race of aliens called Mimics and the human race. A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way. Tom Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage, an untrained and ill-equipped officer who is dropped "into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission," but gets stuck in a time loop on the same mission. Doug Liman (Go, Bourne Identity, Jumper) is directing. Warner Bros will release Edge of Tomorrow, formerly All You Need is Kill, in theaters everywhere June 6th next year.

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  • Xerxexx
    Edge of tomorrow sounds like a spy kids sequel title. I nearly overlooked it due to not remembering it is All You Need Is Kill...anyways I pumped for this movie. Cruise does sci-fi well and the premise sounds pretty f*cking sweet. P.S. Who's stoked for Desolation of Smaug!?
      Chicka chicka Yeah! Buying tickets tomorrow~!
  • Scopedog stuff. Bring on the trailer! I loved the original novel, so I'm hoping the film will do it justice (even if the title's been changed). We'll see.
  • Does Neill Blomkamp have anything to do with this?
    • Scopedog
      No. Despite appearances, this is not a rip-off of ELYSIUM or DISTRICT 9, since it's based on a book that was published before those movies were made.
      • The suit does look a little like the Elysium one, though I'm not sure why the design of that was pretty ugly. The illustrations from the book look a little more manga-ed out and a bit more stylised. From the premise of the book it sounds like a good story, Groundhog day meets Starship Troopers kindo.
        • Scopedog
          The book is quite good--at least I thought it was--and it's been available in English for some time, so you can get your hands on a copy. The original illos for the Japanese version of the book were done by Yoshitoshi Abe--but they never made it into the English translation.




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