After months of speculation, EDGE OF TOMORROW 2 is finally moving forward. Doug Liman has officially signed on to return as director for the sequel to the sleeper sci-fi hit and Race screenwriters Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse have been tapped to pen the script.
It was previously announced that Christopher McQuarrie was attached to direct until he announced on his Twitter account that he will not be helming the sequel and that Liman is stepping in. However, McQuarrie, who co-wrote the first movie, said that he would be involved with the movie.
The time traveling, Groundhog Day-esque alien war movie based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel, All You Need is Kill, starred Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The two haven’t officially signed on for the sequel but reports say that there is interest from both parties.
Liman is currently developing and attached to direct a long list of projects. He will reteam with Cruise for the upcoming crime thriller Mena. He has also been tapped to direct Fox’s comic book pic, Gambit, but while that project is on the back burner, he will helm the action thriller The Wall at Amazon Studios. He is repped by CAA.
Shrapnel and Waterhouse’s writing credits include Frankie & Alice as well as the upcoming adaptation of the novel, Circle of Treason. They are also collaborating with McQuarrie’s The Gray Man starring Charlize Theron. They are both repped by CAA.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer