The film is an adaptation of a graphic novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka that centers a soldier (Tom Cruise), who is fighting an alien war. He is forced to relive his death in a continual time loop becoming a better soldier with each pass. Bill Paxton will portray the soldier's demanding platoon leader.
Doug Liman is directing from a script by Dante Harper and Joby Harold. Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally and Jason Hoffs of 3 Arts Entertainment are producing.
Bill Paxton was most recently seen playing Randall McCoy in History's Hatfields & McCoys, and as John Kane in Steven Soderbergh's action film Haywire.
Production begins later this fall in London.