Cruise wows CinemaCon with look at stunts in new film
Tom Cruise revealed on Tuesday at a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that he actually hung off the side of an airplane in the film Mission: Impossible— Rogue Nation.
The actor says he performed the stunt, which involved a massive Airbus A400M taking off and flying to 1,500 meters, eight times with a harness attaching him to the aircraft.
Cruise says he was terrified throughout, having to worry about particles from the runway, jet-fuel fumes and even birds.
“I want to keep audiences on the edge of their seats,’’ he says.
Cruise introduced two new clips from the film as part of Paramount Pictures’ presentation to the nation’s theater owners previewing its upcoming movies.
The first shows Cruise escaping from captivity with skillful martial arts moves alongside Rebecca Ferguson. The second is a comedic car chase with co-star Simon Pegg in the passenger’s seat.
Ferguson and Pegg joined Cruise on stage but neither wore a microphone, making it even more clear that Cruise was the main event. The film is set to open on July 31.