Tom Cruise is stuck in a loop in the new trailer for Edge of Tomorrow

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Tom Cruise is back with another sci-fi outing in 2014, and it looks like it could be one of his best yet. Edge of Tomorrow, which also stars Emily Blunt (Looper), is an adaptation of the Japanese novel All You Need is Kill. The new trailer for the film has just been released and it cleverly sets up the premise of the film, leaving us wanting more without giving too much away. It looks like director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) has hit a home run with this one.

Here’s the official plot synopsis: Lt. Col. William “Bill” Cage (Tom Cruise) and Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) team up to fight a hostile alien race known as Mimics, with Cage continually returning to a fatal battle through a time loop. The action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

In the beginning of the story, Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill; he is tutored by Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski, who is aware of the time loop and how to exploit it. And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Take a look at the latest trailer here:

And watch a new teaser here:

Edge of Tomorrow will be released in Australia on June 5.