- Publish Date
- Friday, 19 May 2023, 1:17PM
Tom Cruise made headlines last year for performing the biggest stunt in cinema history as part of the upcoming Mission Impossible film, now we finally get to see the stunt in action.
This week the full-length trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One was released and as well as the jaw-dropping moment Cruise drives a motorbike off a cliff, there are plenty of other shocking stunts.
In the two-minute, 27-second long trailer, Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt for the seventh time and lives up to his daredevil reputation.
Seen in an on-the-edge-of-your-seat chase scene on top of a moving train, the trailer also includes a shoot-out during a terrifying sand storm, fist fights and a car chase.
But the biggest stunt of all is one that fans received an entire behind-the-scenes video on last year.
In an almost 10-minute video, Cruise tells fans, “This is far and away the most dangerous thing we have attempted”, before explaining he is about to drive a motorbike off a cliff which will then turn into a base jump.
In the following minutes of the video, it becomes clear the star was not joking about his intentions as we see him learn motocross, complete 500 skydives and work with the team to see how they are going to bring it all together.
Cruise explains the stunt required “years” of preparation, seeing him work with experts from multiple fields to ensure it went smoothly and debatably the most important thing, a particular mindset.
“Don’t be careful, be confident,” the star laughed.
Elsewhere in the Mission Impossible trailer, Cruise is joined by his usual sidekicks and veteran Hollywood names Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby.
While Henry Czerny, who appeared in the original 1996 Mission Impossible as IMF director Eugene Kittridge, has returned for another stint with Cruise.
Like any Mission Impossible film, there are some new faces. Hayley Atwell makes her MI debut as Grace and Esai Morales has come onboard as the villain of the film.
We're yet to know when we will be able to watch Mission Impossible Eight in theatres but we will let you know when we know!
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