“Mission: Impossible ― Fallout” is due out this summer, but there’s at least one last shot to complete, according to the director. And it’s a doozy.
Director Christopher McQuarrie posted a photo on his Instagram Sunday, showing 55-year-old Tom Cruise poised at the backdoor of a cargo plane, ready to make a 25,000-foot jump.
McQuarrie said they crew had just three minutes of available light at dusk for a two-minute action shot, meaning they get one opportunity a day to get it right.
It’s unclear if this particular take was successful, or how many takes in total have been attempted. Cruise posted a similar photo on his Instagram two weeks ago, so it’s safe to assume Cruise has made a few jumps.
Cruise, known for doing his own stunts, broke his ankle seven months ago while filming a rooftop stunt for the same film.
Meanwhile, Cruise’s stunt double has finished his 37th crossword puzzle while on set. We kid, but, seriously, that job has to be boring.
“Mission: Impossible ― Fallout” comes out July 27.