AceShowbiz - "Edge of Tomorrow 2" may go into production a lot sooner than expected. Doug Liman, who directed the first film, "Edge of Tomorrow", has revealed that the follow-up to the 2014 sci-fi flick could be his next film and suggested it might start filming soon.
Speaking to Collider at the 2018 TCA's press tour, Liman said that the "Edge of Tomorrow" sequel "has the possibility of being my next film." The filmmaker then offered an update on the sequel's progress, saying that it's a story he's passionate about.
"We're just working on the script... [We're no longer working on scheduling issues], now it's down to we have a window where we could go do it, and we're frantically working on the script," Liman told the news outlet. "It's one of those movies that we'll only go make if we love the script."
"It's not one of those things where the studio is pushing us to make it and they don't really care if it's good or not," he continued. "If the movie happens, it will be because Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise and myself are passionate about making it, which is a great place to be."
"She doesn't need this movie, he doesn't need this movie, and I don't need it. We're gonna make it if we really believe in it," the filmmaker added. "We have story that the three of us love, so we're working hard on the script."
The most recent screenplay for the planned sequel was penned by "Race (2016)" scribes Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, both of whom were working from a story idea from the mind of Chris McQuarrie ("Mission: Impossible 6") who also played an integral role in developing script of the original film.
With the screenplay being nearly complete and shooting schedules sorted out, it seems like Liman may actually be ready to roll cameras in the near future. The helmer recently wrapped filming on upcoming dystopian sci-fi adaptation "Chaos Walking", which stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.