“I asked myself, ‘what can I do to celebrate all those elements of the franchise?’ A signature sequence the way (Brian) De Palma did, a villain the way J.J. Abrams did, the stunts the way Brad [Bird] did,” director Christopher McQuarrie told Yahoo about the upcoming “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.” And it looks like he’s found a way to put a stamp on the series.
Tom Cruise spilled the details on the setpiece, which certainly sounds one-of-a-kind. “We have something I’ve always wanted to do: an underwater sequence without cuts,” the actor said. “The kind of training I had to do for that was pretty intense. I’ve done a lot of underwater scenes, but I’ve never done one [like this] that will get the audience to lean forward and have a visceral reaction.” It’s certainly not very often we get an underwater sequence at the movies, and this one looks to be next level.
McQuarrie says to keep your eyes out for extra nods to the rest of ‘M:I’ movies. “You’ll see references to all those films throughout the movie. There’s [also] a real Easter Egg for anyone who notices it —it’s almost a reverse of something from one of the earlier movies.”
“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” opens on July 31st.