Tom Cruise temporarily shut down London’s famed Trafalgar Square. Cruise is filming his latest project, the sci-fi thriller All You Need Is Kill. On Sunday, he arrived to the tourist destination via a Royal Air Force helicopter to shoot a scene. What followed was a battle scene involving the star and some heavy-duty tanks.
All You Need Is Kill, which co-stars Emily Blunt, opens March 14, 2014. Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) is directing the film, which is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka‘s book and will be released from Warner Bros.
The plot is set in the near future, in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have landed on Earth, destroying cities and killing millions; the world’s armies join forces for a last-stage battle. Cruise portrays Lt. Col. Bill Cage, an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped into battle. Within minutes, he is killed while taking an alien down with him. But he awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again and again, as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.
Think of it as Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day. This film is not to be confused with Cruise’s other sci-fi feature Oblivion, which opens on April 12.