Impossible 7′ Footage Shows Tom Cruise’s Most Dangerous Stunt

  • The first footage of “Mission: Impossible 7” was shown at CinemaCon on Thursday.
  • It featured Cruise driving off a cliff on a motorcycle and then doing a BASE jump in free fall.
  • Director Christopher McQuarrie called it the “most dangerous stunt we’ve ever done.”

We’ve seen Tom Cruise do everything from scaling the largest building in the world to hanging onto the side of a giant plane as it takes off to wow audiences in his “Mission: Impossible” franchise, but it turns out neither of those were as dangerous as what he’s pulled off for “Mission: Impossible 7.”

The audience at CinemaCon, the movie theater convention, got the first look at the latest stunt in the franchise on Thursday when Paramount had its presentation.

And it left everyone in the Las Vegas theater in complete awe.

Footage showed Cruise on the untitled “M:I” movie driving his motorcycle off a cliff, then jump from the bike in mid-air and BASE jump to the ground.

The movie’s writer-director Christopher McQuarrie said in the footage that the sequence is “by far the most dangerous stunt we’ve ever done.”

Tom Cruise doing the HALO jump in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.”

Paramount


And this is coming from the director who filmed Cruise jumping out of a plan 106 times with a broken ankle to pull off the HALO jump in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.”

Pulling off the stunt involved 500 hours of skydiving training, 13,000 motorbike jumps, and months building the ramp in Norway, according to the CinemaCon package shown (via Entertainment Weekly).

The movie has suffered several stops in production due to filming during the pandemic, including a stop in production for two weeks when an unknown number of crew had positive COVID tests. This came months after leaked audio surfaced of Cruise yelling at crew members on set after COVID safety protocols were broken.

Despite all that, it looks like “M:I 7” is set to be yet another crowd pleaser.

The movie opens in theaters in May 2022.

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