According to Deadline, Jeremy Piven has been cast in the Doug Liman-directed Edge of Tomorrow, which was formerly titled All You Need Is Kill. The Warner Bros. film, which stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, actually wrapped not too long ago but the cast and crew have gone back to do reshoots. Piven, who was not originally in the film, will play Col. Walter Marx and is currently in the UK shooting his scenes.
Now, before you get all worried and start thinking of World War Z, these reshoots are not a bad sign. Or that’s what we’ve been told at least. According to the studio, Liman had always planned to come back and shoot some extra stuff once the production had wrapped.
To be honest, I’m not sure if I believe that. If a film has to undergo reshoots it usually means that something is wrong. Not always, but usually. Then again, reactions to the footage shown at Comic-Con were mostly positive, so perhaps we have nothing to worry about. Either way, I’m certainly a fan of Piven and if these reshoots mean that he has time to do some scenes for the film, then I’m all for it.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the movie, you can check out the plot summary below:
Humanity is at war with an alien race known as Mimics, and Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat until 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 killed 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.
Edge of Tomorrow will hit theatres on June 6th, 2014. Tell us, are you looking forward to the film? Are you excited to see Piven joining? Do you think that these reshoots spell trouble? Let us know in the comments below.