1

Tom Cruise is a famous member of Scientology and we also had other Scientology-inspired movies in the past, like "Battlefield Earth". So is there any statement or evidence that "Edge of Tomorrow" is another "Scientology approved" vision of humanity and the future?

10

There is no relationship between Edge of Tomorrow and Scientology other than Tom Cruise's performance.

The film is based on a Japanese novel/manga called All You Need Is Kill.

Some sites claim that there is a correlation between Scientological dogma and the plot:

One more thing: if I didn't know any better, I might read Edge of Tomorrow as Cruise's secret Scientology movie.

But those similarities were already in the manga and weren't added to the script to make it fit their beliefs. Either way, you might find the article interesting.

Plus, according to Wikipedia, Cruise wasn't even the first choice to play the lead, Brad Pitt was.

  • 6
    And last but not least, even if it wasn't an adaptation, people sometimes seem to forget that the lead actor often doesn't have any say in the movie's writing, filming, or production at all, he's just an actor. It's not really Tom Cruise's movie in any way. – Napoleon Wilson May 6 '15 at 13:38
  • @NapoleonWilson, that may be true often, but for movies that Tom Cruise is in it's often not true. :) Cruise has a lot of influence on the script writing. (Christopher McQuarrie is his go-to script "doctor.") Edge of Tomorrow was heavily rewritten based on Cruise's ideas/input, as was The Mummy and Magnolia. (These are just examples.) Here is one interview as a source; check around the 7 minute mark. The comment from the director of The Mummy is somewhere else, but shouldn't be hard to find. – Wildcard Aug 29 '17 at 4:48
  • Of course, this answer is 100% correct. :) – Wildcard Aug 29 '17 at 4:50

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .