More Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble ac­tion

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A sky­div­ing Tom Cruise re­turns this month for the lat­est stunt­packed in­stal­ment of the Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble fran­chise.

Co-star­ring Si­mon Pegg, the new se­quel prom­ises “ups the bar” for ac­tion.

Open­ing here on July 26, Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble – Fall­out sees Cruise, 56, who fa­mously does his own stunts, throw him­self off a mil­i­tary trans­port plane, pi­lot a he­li­copter through moun­tain ravines and race a mo­tor­bike through on­com­ing traf­fic round Paris’ Arc de Tri­om­phe.

Pegg, 48, said: “It is a crazy evo­lu­tion. Any one of the stunt se­quences in this movie would do a film proud as its cli­max, and they are all the way through.”

The English ac­tor re­turns as the nerdy side­kick to Cruise’s spy, Ethan Hunt.

Pegg has said he would not swop places with the Hol­ly­wood su­per­star, whose last film in the fran­chise – 2015’s Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble – Rogue Na­tion – took in US$682 mil­lion (S$930 mil­lion) at the global box of­fice.

“I am happy to be the one on the ground op­er­at­ing the com­puter. I get to be part of it but I don’t have to risk my life,” Pegg said ahead of the film’s world pre­miere in Paris yes­ter­day.

English ac­tor Henry Cav­ill, 35, ap­pear­ing as a hit­man who joins a terror ring in­tent on en­gi­neer­ing a nu­clear dis­as­ter to de­stroy the old world or­der, was equally im­pressed.

“When you see a guy who has learnt how to fly a he­li­copter and do stunts in a he­li­copter, and not only stunts in a he­li­copter but stunts in a he­li­copter in the moun­tains, it is some­thing else,” he said of Cruise. – REUTERS

MIS­SION: IM­POS­SI­BLE EX­CLU­SIVE BLOCK­BUSTER MARATHON

As part of The New Pa­per’s 30th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, read­ers can en­joy not one but three times the ac­tion with our Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble Ex­clu­sive Block­buster Marathon, com­pris­ing Ghost Pro­to­col, Rogue Na­tion and Fall­out.

Fifty win­ners will walk away with a pair of tick­ets to this spe­cial screen­ing on July 28 at Cathay – Park­way Pa­rade.

To take part, go to con­test.sph.com.sg/tnp/MI/

The con­test ends on July 23.

PHOTO: UIP

Tom Cruise fa­mously does his own stunts.

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