Paramount Pictures has released an incredible featurette which takes you behind the scenes of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.” The featurette follows star Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie through the steps of the biggest stunt in cinema history.
The featurette involves Cruise parachuting out of a helicopter, then driving a motorcycle off a cliff, into a base jump. The footage takes the audience through the steps of Cruise’s training for his stunt, in which he worked with experts and stunt performers in each of the sequences.
To get the OK shots for the film, Cruise did the stunt six times over the course of a day, McQuarrie talked in the video that Mission: Impossible tends to start production with their biggest stunt, which means that Cruise was coming into it after whatever break he got between movies.
Cruise is also joined by co-stars Simon Pegg and Vanessa Kirby among others. Tackling this film was complicated because it wasn’t just by elaborate stunt work, but also by the COVID-19 pandemic. But in the end, Cruise managed to control the sailing.
The new stunt was created for the long-awaited film, which is set to be released to theaters on July 14, 2023.