Warner Bros. has set March 14, 2014, as the date for Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner “All You Need is Kill,” starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The film is adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel of the same title, centering on a soldier in an intergalactic war caught in a time loop where the day of his final battle must be played out over and over again. A bit like “Groundhog Day,” but with ruthless aliens.
As the Playlist points out, the March 14 weekend is currently also slated with Disney’s “Malificent,” starring Angelina Jolie. (Check out the uncanny first images of Jolie as the malevolent queen here.) If neither “Kill” nor “Malificent” move, this could pit two of Hollywood’s few remaining marquee names (Cruise and Jolie) against each other, despite the target-audience difference between a family-friendly fairytale offshoot and an adult-oriented sci-fi battle film.