'The Army of the Dead' Soldiers 'All You Need is Kill'

'The Army of the Dead' Soldiers 'All You Need is Kill'

Jun 22, 2011

Hiroshi Sakurazaka's 2004 sci-fi actioner, All You Need is Kill, is getting the Joby Harold treatment according to Variety. The Army of the Dead writer will be teaming up with director Doug Liman to rewrite the time-travel tale for Warner Bros. Harold's 2007 Hollywood debut was the Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba and Terrence Howard surgery thriller, Awake, which he wrote and directed. Most recently he wrote the upcoming Meryl Streep and Tina Fey comedy, Mommy and Me.

The Japanese light novel (the equivalent of a YA book) focuses on Keiji Kiriya, a young recruit for the United Defense Force, battling an alien enemy. He's killed on his first day of the fight, but reawakens the following day unscathed and seemingly caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the bizarre occurrence endlessly. There's also a female soldier he makes contact with somewhere along the way, known as the "Bitch of War" – which is reason enough to check the film out.

No actors have been attached to the project yet, and it will be interesting to see if Liman and company stick with the story's Asian roots or Americanize it altogether. Let us know if you've read the novel and think Warner Bros. can do it justice on the big screen.

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