UPDATE: EDGE OF TOMORROW Sequel Hires Two New Screenwriters

Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow sequel has hired two new screenwriters to hammer out the details of the script. With such a modest box office haul, are you surprised WB is moving forward with a sequel?

The  2014 critically-acclaimed sci-fi hit, Edge of Tomorrow (also known as All You Need is Kill and Live.  Die.  Repeat.) just hired two new screenwriters to develop ideas for the sequel.  Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, who co-wrote the Jesse Owens biopic, Race, will write the follow-up,which has Christopher McQuarrie replacing Doug Liman as director. McQuarrie co-wrote the script of the first film.  

The film grossed $370.5 million worldwide from an estimated production budget of $178 million.  The combination of Cruise's involvement, favorable scores from critics and strong home media sales likely contribute to WB's decision to move forward with a sequel.  
McQuarrie has also indicated that a sequel will recieve a very strong, methodical marketing campaign, something the original lacked.



UPDATE: It would appear that Doug Liman will be returning to the sequel after all. Christopher McQuarrie has provided a correction to Deadline's story.

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