Director Doug Liman is no stranger to trippy action-adventure. He’s the man behind such notables as MR. & MRS. SMITH, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, SWINGERS, and JUMPER, just to name a few. Now, it seems he will be taking audiences through the death of a solider…over and over and over again. Variety reports that Mr. Liman is set to direct ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, a film based off of the novel of the same name. Check out the synopsis below (courtesy of Cinematical):
Described as a Groundhog Day/Starship Troopers mash-up, All You Need is Kill was originally published for a young adult audience (“light novel” in publishing parlance) with illustrations by Yoshitoshi ABe. All You Need is Kill centers on a future war between humans and aliens, the Gitai. The central character, Keiji Kiriya, a young, raw recruit, dies on the first day of battle, but reawakens the next morning, alive, unscathed, and headed for the same battle. Caught in a time loop, Keiji attempts, to learn from his mistakes, living longer each time. On the 158th “day”, Keiji meets an experienced, female soldier, identified only as the “Bitch of War’ who may (or may not) hold the key to Keiji escaping the time loop.
Still deep in pre-production, no word on cast or start date has been released. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available!