Tom Cruise Almost Dies in A Crazy Stunt for “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning” that Has Been Called the “biggest Stunt in Cinematic History.”
Tom Cruise is notorious for pulling off daring acts on his own, so there was little question that he would make the ideal Ethan Hunt. The character, after all, enjoys risk, so who better to play the part than someone who derives excitement from performing life-threatening acts?
With Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One, Cruise once again demonstrates that he can handle any challenge. A new behind-the-scenes documentary for the film, released by Paramount Pictures, reveals the actor performing one of his most daring stunts to date.
The opening of the film shows an aerial view of a cliff at Hellesylt, Norway, where a long ramp’s curve hangs over a steep, rocky drop. Before the scenario shifts into an action sequence that features a thrilling motorbike pursuit over a cliff and a parachute jump, the scene begins with Cruise saying in voice-over, “This is by far the most perilous thing we have ever done.
The elaborate stunt was created by Cruise, who, according to the film’s director Christopher McQuarrie, was in charge of rounding together the specialists required to carry out the risky feat. The remaining portion of the documentary goes into great depth about the entire maneuver, from preparation to execution, and also includes Cruise’s remarkable total of 13,000 motocross jumps and 500 skydives during production.
The star’s commitment to performing stunts is also extremely clear. Cruise shows that he really is an expert by using only a wire to soar over high locations and estimating the speed of his motorcycle by ear.
Following a shooting break caused by COVID-19 in 2020, Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One will hit theatres on July 14, 2023. The cruise will return with Simon Pegg and Vanessa Kirby as his co-stars.