Both Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie got to live out their dream stunts in their latest film Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One. When Cruise & McQ began discussing their ideal scenes they both had their heart set on a particular stunt each, Cruise wanted to drive a motorcycle off of a cliff and McQuarrie wanted to do a train wreck sequence. In an interview with EW Christopher McQuarrie said.
“At the start of this movie, I said to Tom, ‘What do you want to do?’ “He said, ‘I want to drive a motorcycle off of a cliff. What do you want to do?’ And I said, ‘I want to wreck a train.’ We’re enormous fans of Buster Keaton, John Frankenheimer, David Lean, all of these filmmakers who at one time or another had a fabulous train wreck. I thought, I’ve earned that, I want to wreck one too.”
Tom Cruise got to fulfill his wish on the first day of filming when he rode off a cliff in Hellesylt, Norway and then base jumped down multiple times.
Christopher McQuarrie had to wait a year to film his, when he then plunged a 70 ton train into Darlton Quarry in England, he told EW.
“I think the energy that went into developing it, designing that, building it, and then making a sequence that justified its existence was probably the biggest challenge of my entire life.”
Dead Reckoning has an impressive cast bringing back regulars such as Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg & Rebecca Ferguson. It also sees the return of Vanessa Kirby playing arms dealer White Widow.
Source (Entertainment Weekly)
Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One is due in Cinemas July 14.