To get epic and breathtaking movies requires hard work and sacrifice and talent of Hollywood actors. In the upcoming blockbuster Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One (original title: Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One), Tom Cruise shared that it took him up to 3 years just to complete a scene in the movie.
“One of the most epic stunts”
With Mission: The Impossible Newspaper Part One, Tom Cruise added to his already massive list of awards, which is setting a record for the most number of cliff jumps on a motorbike, and at the same time becoming to be trained and proficient in BASE Jumping. This is an extreme sport variant of skydiving, BASE stands for Building, Antennas, Spans, Earth, ie buildings, antennas, bridges and cliffs. Base Jumping players will jump from these fixed locations with a parachute and a special winged suit called a “Wingsuit”. This sport brings extreme thrills to players, but it is also very dangerous and can lead to fatal accidents if there is no technique and experience.
The scene of Ethan Hunt riding a motorcycle off a cliff took a total of 15 months to prepare, along with 536 practice jumps. In addition, the actor also had to undergo a series of training courses in skydiving, parachute control, and exiting the plane at dangerous angles to learn how to adjust his position in the air.
According to Allan Hewitt, the film project’s parachute and safe-dropping coordinator, Tom Cruise has performed “more skydiving than most athletes training for the World Championships.” For several months, Tom Cruise would practice skydiving in the morning and motorcycle riding on the slopes in the afternoon.
After calculating the indicators, the motorway was erected 135 meters long, 10.8 meters high but alarmingly only 3 meters wide. Cruise said: “I need to train really well so that I don’t make any mistakes. We check everything. I don’t let anything go wrong. Any time we let things get out of control, mistakes arise. So we are very detail oriented about training and testing.”
The actor shared that he has tweaked his Honda motorcycle into a world-class 300cc machine. The road is so dangerous that he cannot install a speedometer because if looking at the meter means that he cannot see the road in front of him, the star can deviate from the track and lose his life: “I had to I trained myself to the point where I understood the speed of movement through the sound of the motorcycle and the feel of the molecules moving through my body.”
When Tom Cruise rode his motorcycle down the cliff, he only had about 6 seconds to deploy the parachute. Allan Hewitt said: ‘If he hadn’t released the parachute in time, it would have been about two seconds before he would have hit his face on the cliff. Everything is so dangerous.”
Until the top 1 difficult sport
After performing an epic motorcycle jump, Cruise raised the bar with another incredible jump: speedflying. It is an extreme sport, combining skydiving and skiing. Speedflying players will use a small parachute to glide over the mountainside. Speedflying differs from skydiving in that the player does not jump from an airplane or a stationary object, so there are many variables. Also because of the danger that requires high technique, this sport has very few players in the world.
“Speed skydiving is one of the most dangerous sports in the world, and it’s something we’ve been studying for a long time,” said director Christopher McQuarrie. “One of the things that is especially dangerous is that you fly too close to the ground and too fast. Other risks are associated with the parachute, which may not work as intended. Everything is very unpredictable.”
Tom Cruise trained for 3 years for the speed skydiving scene. The actor said: “I want to give the audience the feeling that I am flying”. He spent three years training in several countries, learning different terrains, learning techniques, learning how to measure wind and how it interacts with the ground. The actor landed at 80km/h during filming in Lake Valley, UK.
If in other action movie projects, the crew has to try to hide the stunt performing the scenes, the problem with Mission: Impossible Newspaper Part One is the opposite. Tom Cruise is the one who performs the stunts himself, and the crew’s task is to describe the actor’s spectacular. Director Christopher McQuarrie added, “Along with the speed skydiving scene, this was an extremely difficult challenge.”
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE REPORT PART ONE (original title: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE DEAD RECKONING PART ONE) premieres from 8/7.