Country: United States
Category: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Release Date: 6 June, 2018
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 120 minutes
Box Office: $?
"Mission Impossible Fallout" Paramount Pictures. On paper, the idea sounds extremely far-fetched: Jump from a plane flying at 350 kilometers per hour, at a height of 7,000 meters just to catch the villain in mid-air. But put into practice, it's even worse. And that's exactly what the Mission Impossible 6 team had to do to accomplish what may be the craziest acrobatics that Tom Cruise has ever done in this saga of films marked by ridiculous moments: from climbing a cliff without protection until clinging to an airplane on takeoff.
It was Cruise himself, with Christopher McQuarrie, the director of the film, who told the challenge of performing this acrobatics that apparently will be a key moment in history. The acrobatics had several challenges, beyond the fact of having to jump from a moving plane: the first, was the legality of the pirouette, which could only be done so many times over the skies of the United Arab Emirates. Then there was the time of filming: the shot had to be made in a dusk, so they had few minutes in the day to achieve it. And finally there was the camera, since it was useless that Cruise was jumping if nobody recorded it. For that, the operator of the camera had to jump on his back and with a camera in his head, so he could only record instinctively.
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In the end, it was required that Cruise jump 106 times from the plane to get only three shots that are what we see in the movies and probably in the extras of BluRay, which at this point, it may end up being even more interesting to see that the sextra Mission Impossible delivery. One of the films that is probably a blockbuster in the immediate future is Mission: Impossible: Fallout, the sixth film in the franchise starring Tom Cruise, which has added more than 2.7 billion dollars worldwide.
Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie appeared almost at the end of the Paramount Pictures presentation at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas to talk about one of the film's most dangerous stunts, a freefall, at a speed that went from 200 to 320 kilometers per hour from an airplane at 7,620 meters. It is a technique, said McQuarrie, that they use special forces to infiltrate.
You have to remember that production stopped last year after Cruise broke his ankle while filming a jump from a terrace in London. "How much can we do to make it physically possible without killing Tom," McQuarrie asked as he choreographed the three-minute acrobatics that, they said, everyone told them was impossible.
In the end Cruise made 106 jumps to have three takes that will be edited to create a single 3-minute sequence in the movie. The audience at CinemaCon could see the first images of Cruise in action. "We filmed this in the UAE," said the actor. "We could never have done this elsewhere." Afterwards, Cruise's casting partner Simon Pegg accompanied them onstage and said that Cruise's liking for doing his own dangerous stunts "is a daily stress going to work with him because you do not know if you'll see him tomorrow".
At the CinemaCon convention, Paramount president and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the thriller A Quiet Place, two new Star Trek movies and used his star Tom Cruise to impress the audience of movie theater owners and exhibitors with stories about their acrobatics.
"It is no secret that we have had some difficult years at the box office," said Gianopulos in his first presentation as president of the studio before the audience of CinemaCon. In recent years the Paramount has lagged behind the other big Hollywood studios in terms of box office performance.