The Beatles were wrong. DEAD WRONG.
According to Deadline New York, Warner Bros has picked up an adaptation of All You Need Is
Kill, a Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Writer Dante Harper earned a reported low-seven figures (hey, any seven figures is a decent paycheck) for a spec script- a rarity in this day of writers pitching scripts and getting a low six figures for the concept, rather than a near-final product. Deadline thinks this might change writer’s minds about finishing up a concept in the future for the change of a bigger paycheck.
The synopsis from Amazon-
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 Bitch of War. Is the Bitch the key to Keiji’s escape, or to his final death?
A warrior killed in battle, coming back to fight the same battle again and again and learning things in the process? It actually sounds a bit like Duncan “Moon” Jones’ upcoming Source Code, which features a man doing the Groundhog Day shuffle to figure out the culprit of a terrorist attack.
Expect to possibly see the film sooner than most announcements since the script is already there.