Brad Bird has a lot of great films under his belt, but recently he’s taken a look at 2014 sleeper hit, Edge of Tomorrow. On Twitter, Bird has gone on this short rant about how the film should have kept its original title of Live, Die, Repeat.
GREAT movie, but the audience (who asks for originality in films) failed to show up for it. If it had been released as “LIVE, DIE, REPEAT” it might’ve been the hit it should’ve been. Sadly, it was called EDGE OF TOMORROW... a terrible & bland title for a really entertaining film.
Just in case you didn’t know, the movie was actually based on a Japanese manga called All You Need is Kill, but Live, Die, Repeat does have a more interesting ring to it.
Bird also goes on to talk about why it’s taking so long for the studio to make a sequel. He says:
To be clear, EDGE OF TOMORROW was a hit, but given production and advertising costs, it didn’t show the kind of profit that would encourage other studios to start gambling on originals again. But they ARE planning a sequel...
We still have no idea when the sequel is going to be released, but star Emily Bunt has said back in May that the production is having trouble getting all the stars together due to their schedules. Blunt tells Indiewire:
"[Director] Doug Liman has got an awesome idea and he's excited and they just need to write it. There has been a script, but now I gather there's another one in the works."
No release date has been set for the Edge of Tomorrow sequel.