Cruise wows Cine­maCon with look be­hind ‘Mission Im­pos­si­ble’ stunts

The China Post - - ARTS - BY LIND­SEY BAHR

Tom Cruise re­vealed 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 said he per­formed the stunt, which in­volved a mas­sive Air­bus A400M tak­ing off and fly­ing to 5,000 feet ( 1,500 me­ters), eight times with a har­ness at­tach­ing him to the air­craft.

Cruise said 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 said.

Cruise in­tro­duced two new clips from the film as part of Para­mount Pic­tures’ pre­sen­ta­tion to the na­tion’s theater own- ers pre­view­ing 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 pen on July 31.

Cine­maCon is a pre­view of some of the year’s most an­tic­i­pated fare and an as­sur­ance to the peo­ple who own the the­aters that the big films will be mak­ing money for them.

Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger also took the stage to in­tro­duce a 12- minute pre­view of “Ter­mi­na­tor: Genisys.”

its up­com­ing

Bedecked in the char­ac­ter’s sig­na­ture leather jacket and sun­glasses, Sch­warzeneg­ger joked that he wanted to make a big en­trance to the event with a he­li­copter, mo­tor­cy­cle or even on a char­iot sur­rounded by show­girls.

Sch­warzeneg­ger told the au­di­ence that he could prom­ise them “big, big box of­fice” with the film, which de­buts on July 1.

“We all know that the first three ‘ Ter­mi­na­tors’ — the ones that I was in­volved with so they’re the only ones that count — made over US$ 1 bil­lion ( NT$ 31.02 bil­lion),” he said.

Para­mount also showed an amus­ing trailer from its up­com­ing com­edy “Daddy’s Home,” star­ring Will Fer­rell as a step­dad whose world is thrown when his kids’ bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther, played by Mark Wahlberg, re­turns.

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