At age 56, Tom Cruise returns to the sixth installment of the saga.
Whoever sees him jump free-falling through lightning, hovering on top of several London buildings or driving a motorcycle in the tight streets of Paris, he almost forgets that Tom Cruise already has nearly four decades of film career . At age 56, the actor shows that he is still able to perform complicated action scenes and now stars ‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’, which arrives at theaters.
This sixth installment of the famous spy saga puts Agent Ethan Hunt back in the center of a bustling conspiracy that involves the need to recover three dangerous plutonium units. In the middle, you still have to kidnap a scientist and avoid getting lost in double games.
With a budget of around 150 million euros, this movie, which Tom Cruise also produces, was shot in Paris, London or Queenstown (New Zealand) and took almost a year to be filmed.
The debut in the United States was promising: it yielded only 60 million euros in the first three days. It is the second best debut of Tom Cruise’s career, after War of the Worlds (2005), and is already giving a new financial breath to the Paramount Studios. The mission seems to be fulfilled.
In the shooting of this ‘Fallout Mission’, Tom Cruise broke an ankle while performing an action scene, which went from jumping from one building to another. Production had to stop for eight weeks.
Tom Cruise received training for a year to perform the free-fall sequence, which involved jumping from an airplane at 7600 meters in height. It was filmed in March in Abu Dhabi.
‘Top Gun’ again in 2019
The actor will relive one of the most outstanding roles of the career: that of the Maverick pilot. The sequel to ‘Top Gun’, which is currently underway, will hit theaters in the summer of 2019, 33 years after the original film’s debut.