Edge of Tomorrow has an odd history regarding its title, originally called All You Need is Kill before adopting its somewhat bland theatrical moniker. Once the movie hit home video, the words “Live Die Repeat” were emblazoned on every box in such a way that this is how people started referring to it.
Now that we’re getting a sequel to the 2014 sleeper, which gained its primary audience on home entertainment formats director Doug Liman and Co. are seemingly sticking with what people gravitated towards.
In a recent interview with Collider her said this:
We have an amazing story! It’s incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film. It will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat. Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we’ll do it. But it’s not an if, it’s a when.
Live Die Repeat and Repeat is at best a little lazy and at worst just plain silly. All You Need Is Kill which was the name of the graphic novel on which the original film is based seems like a much less clunky moniker.
Lazy name aside, Limon seems to be excited about the project, going on in the same interview about how Live Die Repeat and Repeat is going to “revolutionize how people make sequels”.
The first movie was like a sci-fi version of Groundhog Day, and if Liman’s able to wrangle the schedules of everyone involved (Cruise is currently shooting Mission: Impossible VI: Mission to Moscow with Chris McQuarrie, Blunt is filming Mary Poppins Returns, and Liman is attached to helm DC’s Justice League Dark) it could be a neat matinee diversion.
And hey, everybody’s so busy that they might have time to come up with a better title. Any suggestions?