Tom Cruise Confirmed for All You Need Is Kill

Tom Cruise has agreed to star in the Doug Liman-directed All You Need Is Kill at Warner Bros. Pictures, reports Variety.

The film will be based on the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka that features art by Yoshitoshi ABe. It is described as follows:

There’s one thing worse than dying. It’s coming back to do it again and again… When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the B*tch of War. Is the B*tch the key to Keiji’s escape, or to his final death?

The trade adds that a deal is not officially signed yet, though the script has been rewritten to fit Cruise’s age. Dante Harper wrote the script and Jody Harold did a rewrite.

Cruise is currently shooting Christopher McQuarrie’s One Shot and will follow that with Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion. He’s expected to film All You Need Is Kill after that project in late 2012.