From left: Director Doug Liman, actor Tom Cruise and producer Erwin Stoff attend a promotional event for the movie "All You Need Is Kill" (released overseas as "Edge of Tomorrow") at the Dotonbori Riverside in Osaka on Thursday morning. Cruise, 51, is attending premieres of the film in Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo on Thursday (traveling by chartered jet), and will also hold a press conference in Tokyo on Friday.
The film is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s extremely popular science fiction novel which took young Japanese readers by storm when it was published in 2004. The novel was later serialized in a weekly magazine as a manga adaptation in 2014. Cruise plays William Cage, who, after dying in a war with alien invaders, wakes up only to be sent back to the same battle over and over again. Each time Cage wakes up and returns to fight the alien aggressors, he becomes a stronger and more capable solider.
"All You Need Is Kill" opens in Japan on July 4.© Japan Today