BURBANK, Calif., July 23 (UPI) -- "Edge of Tomorrow" is the new title of the upcoming sci-fi thriller based on the book "All You Need is Kill," Hollywood's Warner Bros. Pictures announced.
Footage from the film was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to give the Comic-Con audience, who've always been so supportive of us, the first peek at footage from 'Edge of Tomorrow,'" Sue Kroll, president of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, told the crowd before last Saturday's preview. "The movie has all of us at the studio very excited, and we can't wait to see the reactions of fans who know and love the sci-fi genre so well."
"Edge of Tomorrow" takes place in a near future in which "an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world," a synopsis said.
Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage, "an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission," the synopsis continued. "Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop -- forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again."