If there’s a building to hang off or something to jump over, Tom Cruise would rather do it himself than call in a stunt double. Once again, in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” he goes the extra mile to ensure audiences get a level of reality that CGI can’t provide.
“These stunts are rehearsed to within an inch of their life, but the one thing that Tom feels very passionately about, and it really comes from a place of wanting to entertain the audience, is in a movie like ‘Mission: Impossible,’ where it’s possible to do these things using a camera that doesn’t rely on the CG that ‘Star Trek‘ or ‘Terminator‘ relied on, when you actually see Tom Cruise holding onto the side of the airplane and the camera doesn’t cut, you get this pit in your stomach that’s just uncomfortable,” producer David Ellison told Collider. “It puts the audience there in a way you could never do with CG.”
I presume that goes for zipping down narrow streets in cars and edging along highways in motorcycles, as we see Cruise do in this intense first clip from the movie, via ET, which highlights the chase sequences in ‘Rogue Nation.’ It looks like exciting stuff.
Check it out below followed by a new U.K. TV spot — ‘Rogue Nation’ arrives on July 31st.