Warner Bros. has reportedly secured the rights to the scripted adaptation of the novel ‘All You Need Is Kill’ and is fast-tracking it for release.
The script was written by Dante Harper, based on a novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. It centers on an alien invasion, with a raw recruit fighting it off and failing, only to be reborn and face the same battle and same death again. On the 158th loop he notices that his skills are improving and that events are changing which may make the difference on the battlefield.
The deal has an aggressive “progress to production clause,” which likely means the film will begin shooting within a year.