Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation hits theaters in less than two weeks, so to get fans ready for all of the intense action on the big screen, Paramount Pictures has released a slew of new photos. Some of these images tease the death-defying plane stunt that Tom Cruise pulls off in this action-thriller, where he is strapped to a moving cargo plane as it takes off into the sky. After scaling the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, the actor has truly taken his stunts to, literally, new heights.
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation follows Ethan and his team as they take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol stars Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames reprise their roles Brandt and Luther Stickell, with new cast members joining the Mission: Impossible franchise such as Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, America Olivo, Sean Harris, Jingchu Zhang and Simon McBurney.
We also get a number of behind-the-scenes photos that give us a different perspective on the plane stunt, as we see a camera operator and a number of crew members also tied in atop the plane, as Tom Cruise runs along the wing just before takeoff. Also featured is one of the motorcycle stunt rigs that Rebecca Ferguson uses, a shot of Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg having a laugh between takes and director Christopher McQuarrie chatting with Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson.
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation was originally slated to hit theaters on Christmas Day, but Paramount Pictures pushed it up several months to July 31, even though production didn't wrap until March. That only gave the filmmakers four months to complete post-production, but as you can see from the amazing plane stunt, there isn't much CGI work involved in this action-packed sequel. We'll have to wait and see if the fans approve of this upcoming summer movie in just a few weeks.
Paramount has already started development on Mission: Impossible 6, but it isn't known if director Christopher McQuarrie will be back at the helm. No screenwriter has been attached at this time, so stay tuned for more updates, which should come in after Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation's opening weekend. Are you looking forward to the franchise continuing?