Last we heard about 'All You Need Is Kill' -- otherwise known as Tom Cruise's attempt to prove he's "down" with the 'Avengers' and 'Dark Knight' sci-fi actioner crowd -- Bill Paxton was said to be in talks to board the Doug Liman film, which already featured Emily Blunt. Now the latest news comes in the form of a first look photo of Tom Cruise looking like one of the soldiers from the 'Halo' games.

Other than that 'All You Need Is Kill' is basically a combination of 'Groundhogs Day' and 'Starship Troopers' -- Tom Cruise plays a soldier in the near alien-hive-infested future where his training involves him repeatedly dying only to relive the same day over again -- what do we know about this film? Tom Cruise will get to wear robot armor and run from explosions. At least, that's what the first photo of Mr. Cruise tells us.

This first look, which was posted around forums like the Anime News Network and 2chradio, was accompanied with an official synopsis:

The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.

But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.

So what do you think? Are you excited for 'All You Need Is Kill'? And what do you think about Tom Cruise's latest venture into the action movie genre? Check out the first look from the film below and let us know if it's better than the first look of a 'John Carter'-style David Arquette in 'Orion'!

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