With production already underway, the official IMAX website has revealed that All You Need Is Kill will be getting the 3D treatment. The feature, based on the Japanese science fiction novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, stars Tom Cruise in the lead role alongside Emily Blunt for Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is due out on March 14th, 2014 so there’s a long window to do a proper 3D treatment rather than a rushed one. Nothing during the production to date has indicated that director Doug Liman is shooting in 3D, so it’ll likely be a post-conversion process. 3D continues to have varied results in the US, though it generally does increase the overall box office appeal, but it continues to be a much bigger draw overseas and is often the reason for doing it for many films.
Plot Concept: The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.
But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.