Hollywood star Tom Cruise has proved time and again that nothing is impossible for him, especially when it comes to performing his own stunts in movies. While Tom Cruise is currently prepping for his next project – Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One – it seems the actor is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a great experience for the audience. The film, which will indeed include some high-octane action sequences, will feature the actor in a high-intensity train fight scene. Tom Cruise recently shared a video of his train fight sequence on Instagram.
In the video, Tom Cruise can be seen explaining to his director how the entire sequence was executed.
The clip for the train sequence, which was shot in Norway and the UK, shows Tom Cruise and the entire team executing the scene.
“This train sequence was difficult, but the result made it worth it. I can’t wait for everyone to see it come to life!” Tom Cruise wrote in the caption.
View this post on Instagram
The video begins with Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt engaging in combat atop a moving train, which is moving at 60 mph through a live canyon. At the end of the video, the train can be seen diving into the river.
“The train sequence took us on an adventure,” says Christopher McQuarrie, director of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.
McQuarrie said, “We started talking about this film in terms of a sense of adventure, and the action sequence on the train was something we’d always wanted to do. We wanted to take our previous films forward and apply that knowledge to create something practical and real. And, take this train sequence to another level. There was not an abundance of trains available to go to waste. If we wanted to destroy it we would have to build the train. It was particularly challenging to shoot. Not just to execute. But also designing all those different trains and cars to actually operate on live railway track. At this level of practical filmmaking, this can never be done again.”
McQuarrie further shared that there were several factors involved in the difficulty of the train crash and how each camera was positioned for this one shot.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is set to release in theaters on July 12.