Mission: Impossible- Fallout
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a 2018 American action spy film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. A regular collaborator of director Bryan Singer, he co-wrote the screenplay of Singer’s Public Access, wrote the screenplay for The Usual Suspects and co-wrote Jack the Giant Slayer and Valkyrie. McQuarrie won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Usual Suspects and made his directorial debut in 2000 with The Way of the Gun. He is also a frequent collaborator with Tom Cruise, writing and directing Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and co-writing the screenplays for Valkyrie, The Mummy and Edge of Tomorrow. He also created the 2010 NBC television series Persons Unknown). This film is the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series, and the second film to be directed by McQuarrie after Rogue Nation (2015) that is gonna release in 3D version also, making him the first person to direct more than one film in the franchise. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin, all of whom reprise their roles from previous films, while Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby join the franchise. In the film, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team must outrun a CIA agent (Cavill) tasked with killing them after a mission goes wrong.
Talks about a sixth Mission: Impossible film began prior to the release of Rogue Nation in 2015. The film was officially announced in November 2015, with McQuarrie confirming his return as writer and director, as well as producer alongside Cruise, the sixth collaboration between the pair. Filming took place from April 2017 to March 2018, in Paris, Britain, New Zealand, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.
- Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an IMF agent who is on the run with his team after failing to capture Solomon Lane during a mission
- Henry Cavill as August Walker, a CIA assassin working for the Special Activities Division tasked with eliminating Ethan and his team
- Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell, an IMF agent and a member of Hunt’s team
- Simon Pegg as Benjamin “Benji” Dunn, an IMF technical field agent and a member of Hunt’s team
- Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, a former MI6 agent who joined Hunt’s team during Rogue Nation
- Sean Harris as Solomon Lane, an anarchist mastermind who was the leader of the Syndicate during Rogue Nation
- Michelle Monaghan as Julia Meade-Hunt, Ethan’s wife
- Angela Bassett as Erica Sloane, the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency replacing Hunley, and Walker’s superior
- Vanessa Kirby as White Widow, a black market arms dealer
- Alec Baldwin as Alan Hunley, a former CIA Director who later became the new IMF Secretary at the end of Rogue Nation
- Wes Bentley as Patrick
- Frederick Schmidt as Zola
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 27, 2018, by Paramount Pictures in RealD 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D.The first trailer was released on February 4, 2018, during Super Bowl LII, and a second one on May 16, 2018. The film premiered in Paris on July 12, 2018.
- In August 2017, Tom Cruise suffered an injury while filming a stunt jumping from one building to another. He was able to grab onto the other building thanks to a harness strapped onto him and his history of performing his own stunts for action films, but his ankle fractured upon the impact of the jump. Cruise then got up and attempted to run it off, which was presumably what the scene called for before he and the crew decided to stop filming. Shooting was delayed for eight weeks following the injury, but the footage of the stunt used in the film’s trailers just so happened to be the actual injury.
- Due to additional safety equipment and challenges with the weather in November, the production company sought permission for about 800 landings by helicopter on the cliff Preikestolen in Norway. A stunt is supposed to be performed there at almost 2000 feet (600 meters) above the fjord below.
- This is the sixth and (as of its release) final film in the series.