First image from All You Need Is Kill starring Tom Cruise

4:00 PM on 11.09.2012 // Thor Latham

That Tom Cruise is so kooky!

It amazes me that Tom Cruise has been able to become one of the world's biggest action stars while making faces like that during his most intense scenes. I guess he must be doing something right. This is the first pic from Doug Liman's All You Need Is Kill, and it is about as cliche as a sci-action still can get. I mean, c'mon! Cruise in a hokey robotic suit running from a giant wall of fire? Child's play!

Nah, I'm just kidding. This movie is probably going to be pretty awesome. Adapted from the manga by Kiroshi Sakurazaka, you can find a lengthy synopsis down below. In a nutshell, imagine if Aliens and Groundhog's Day had a baby. Yeah, now that I think about it, definitely awesome. 

[via Cinema Blend]

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 (Emily 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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