Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt to premiere ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ in three countries, in one day
If you thought your work-travels had you grinding away at the airport, take some solace that you aren’t working under Warner Bros. deadlines. The studio has announced that it will hold three ‘world premieres’ in one day, taking place in London, Paris and New York, and Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are scheduled to great fans in all three locations.
The event will kick-off on May 28, when the stars of “Edge of Tomorrow” will take part in a groundbreaking worldwide event when, hoping to achieve for the “first time ever,” three fan premieres in three different countries in just one day. The idea of “resetting” the red carpet as Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt race the clock to make each event before time runs out fits in nicely with the timely resets that take place in the film.
In “Edge of Tomorrow,” Cruise’s character relives the events of one day over and over in an epic battle to save the world. The story begins as he arrives in London, making that city the perfect place to kick off this global event.
All times are local:
7:00 a.m. inaugural premiere kicks off on the carpet in London, with a 9:00 a.m. screening.
2:00 p.m. red carpet in Paris, screening at 4:00 p.m.
The final premiere will take the stars back to the U.S.
10:00 p.m. red carpet in New York City, with the final screening—on the edge of tomorrow—at 11:59 p.m.
Between cities, Cruise, Blunt and the film’s director, Doug Liman, will interact with fans via social media as they jet from country to country. A contingent of select press will travel to each premiere, covering the events as they unfold. There will be live stream components for each of the three events. Those fans on the ground can network via social media using #EOTLive.
Oscar nominee Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow,” under the direction of Doug Liman. The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds 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.
Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. 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.
But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
The international cast also includes Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda and Tony Way.
Liman directed “Edge of Tomorrow” from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel entitled All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Erwin Stoff produced, along with Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver, Gregory Jacobs and Jason Hoffs. The executive producers are Doug Liman, David Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi Fukuhara and Bruce Berman, with Tim Lewis and Kim Winther serving as co-producers.