Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), Edge Of Tomorrow is adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel All You Need Is Kill, and was known by the same title for quite some time.
The story finds Cruise as Bill Cage, a soldier happy to be working far from the front lines in a brutal war against powerful aliens. Cage, who has scored a plum job overseeing the army's PR, makes a series of mistakes and ends up in full battle armour on the front line, where he promptly dies.
Caught in time loop, Cage finds himself back in time and, with the help training expertise of Special Forces fighter Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), a poster woman for the military, he begins to figure out the secret to fighting the bad guys, right in the middle of one of the most important skirmishes of the conflict. It helps that Rita has apparently been experiencing the same time leaping effects, which seem connected to the invading alien technology. Can they make it work and save mankind?
With Bill Paxton (Haywire), Jeremy Piven (RocknRolla), Lara Pulver (Da Vinci's Demons), Charlotte Riley (Entity) and Jonas Armstrong (Hit & Miss) in the cast, Edge Of Tomorrow is set to arrive on 30 May.