Warner Brothers has paid in the low seven figures (e.g. more than I’ll ever have or be able to conceptualize) for Dante Harper’s spec script adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s All You Need Is Kill. Harper is also writing Black Hole for Paramount and had a script appear in The Black List, and you may remember him as one of the dancers in You Got Served. What? Like I’m the only one who’s seen it 457 times. I must study this artifact, so that I may someday save the rec center.
It is my destiny.
The storyline [of All You Need Is Kill] puts a Groundhog Day plot device into a futuristic alien invasion storyline. A raw recruit, pressed into battle against an alien species, gets killed in action. But he is reborn each day to suffer the same fate. Eventually, he notices that he is becoming a better warrior and that other circumstances are changing, which might be the key to altering the outcome. [Deadline]
Groundhog Day plus alien battle? Can we bottle this and spray it all over me all day every day?