Tom Cruise performs a breath-taking stunt in Norway. Director says the upcoming sequel will be more intense than Fall Out.
A video of Tom Cruise's Death-Defying stunt for Mission: Impossible 7 has leaked online showing a breath-taking exhibition in a mountaintop of Norway.
The 58-year-old actor is known for personally doing his stunts on the Mission: Impossible films.
In the leaked footage, Cruise is seen riding a motorbike off a long ramp over the edge of a steep mountaintop.
For a few seconds that seemed like an eternity, we saw the actor and the motorbike spiraling down the summit.
To our relief, Tom Cruise opened a parachute just in time to glide his way to safety while the motorbike plummetted to the ground.
Watch the footage below:
The stunt was completed on Sunday, September 6, from the 1,246-metre Helsetkopen in Stranda, Norway. The Norwegian news site NRK captured and shared the heart-racing moment.
Cruise had traveled to the top of the mountain in a helicopter before attempting the stunt several times.
Hundreds of people gathered to watch the stunt. Among them is Ole Arnstein Ringdal who told NRK he saw Cruise ride off the mountain four times.
"After the third jump, he came over and talked to us from a distance of twenty meters. He loves nature here, and is very grateful for the hospitality he has experienced," he added.
Before the footage of Cruise's stunt was leaked, Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie had shared a picture of the long ramp on Instagram.
The post was simply captioned "Action" with an indication that it was the first day of shooting for Mission Impossible 7.
Fans then theorized that the ramp would be a location for a motorcycle stunt, which is now proven correct based on the leaked footage.
Cruise has been doing a lot of death-defying and gravity-defying stunts in the Mission: Impossible franchise.
From dangling from the side of an airplane taking off in Rogue Nation to the epic helicopter chase in Fallout with Cruise piloting the chopper himself, Tom Cruise never fails to deliver the most suspenseful cinematic experience.
If you think there's no way Tom Cruise and the Mission Impossible team would top the extreme scenes in his previous films, then you're wrong.
According to McQuarrie, the upcoming installment will have at least 3 scenes that will overshadow the epic helicopter chase, considered as the most adrenaline-inducing scene in the entire Mission: Impossible franchise to date.
‘We’ve figured out three obscene things that [Cruise is] doing that I’m terrified of, that makes the helicopter chase look like tinker toys,’ McQuarrie said via Empire.
With that said, mark your calendars now for what might be the most epic action film of the decade.
Mission Impossible 7 is set to release in cinemas in November 2021. Meanwhile, Mission Impossible 8 is already scheduled to come out in November 2022.