Warner Brothers Proving All You Need is Kill without Legendary

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Interesting news is coming out of Hollyweird as Legendary is no longer collaborating with Warner Brothers on the upcoming adaptation of the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, All You Need Is Kill.

Deadline reports that the movie’s UK production was just notified within the past 24 hours that Legendary ”has pulled out” of Warner Bros.’ All You Need is Kill starring Tom Cruise with Doug Liman directing. Legendary’s decision was made about 10 days ago — after Warner Bros. begged Legendary to come in with Village Roadshow. “Legendary agreed to come on subject to terms. That meant subject to script, budget, and creative mandate,” confirmed a WB insider. “But then Legendary decided it doesn’t fit within their creative mandate or fanboy demographic and they didn’t really have the appetite for this. So they didn’t come to terms with Warner Bros.”

Deadline goes on to say that that the Legendary-WB relationship is still very much intact, especially with Legendary having brought Pacific Rim and Godzilla to the studio while co-financing Man of Steel with Warner Bros. Meanwhile, there are vehement denials of behind-the-scenes chatter that Liman is over budget or Cruise is running the show on All You Need Is Kill.

Doug Limon directs the film, which stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic and Charlotte Riley. The screenplay is written by Dante Harper, Christopher McQuarrie and Joby Harold. Look for the flick in theatres on March 14, 2014.

All You Need Is Kill, based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel, “centers on a soldier (Cruise) in a near-future war against aliens who relives his last day over and over after being killed. Through the training and battles he experiences in these time loops, he becomes a better soldier.”

Novel Synopsis
There’s one thing worse than dying. It’s coming back to do it again and again…

When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the Bitch of War.

Is the Bitch the key to Keiji’s escape or to his final death?

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