Over the years, Tom Cruise has continued to raise the stakes when it comes to action movies by doing what seems to be, well, impossible. He has done this quite literally throughout the Mission: Impossible franchise with each movie attempting to one up the big set piece that came before. This was put on display for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol as Cruise swung atop the world’s tallest skyscraper with no safety nets, but then topped in Rogue Nation as he dangled on the outside of an actual plane.
All of these scenes are impressive on their own, but for moviegoers, the ability to see them on IMAX has only enhanced the experience. Now for Mission: Impossible 6, the movie will once again shoot in IMAX and get the rightful theatrical release that follows.
This information was announced during Paramount’s presentation at CinemaCon, where the studio confirmed their intention to film the movie in IMAX. It has not been made clear whether the entire film will be shot this way, or only specific scenes, but is a fitting pairing either way. They also confirmed a number of shooting locations for the film, which Tracking-Board’s Jeff Sneider shared:
Mission: Impossible 6 filming in London, India, Paris & New Zealand. Will be released in IMAX 3D on July 27, 2018. NO MENTION of Renner!— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) March 29, 2017
With London, Paris, India, and New Zealand getting involved in the film, it will be as interesting as always to see what mission brings Cruise’s Ethan Hunt into the fold. Previously, it was confirmed Rebecca Ferguson will be present for the Paris and New Zealand portions of the shoot, so this could indicate a smaller role for Ilsa Faust.
Paramount also took this opportunity to further confirm Henry Cavill’s involvement, which already appeared to be locked in place as director Christopher McQuarrie was the one who announced his addition. Interestingly enough as Sneider points out, the cast listed to appear in this film did not include Jeremy Renner, for what could be a result of scheduling conflicts due to his role in the next two Avengers movies.
The continued use of IMAX is nothing new to Hollywood movies, but the extent of its usage could further put the film in unique company. The aforementioned Avengers movies are also filming entirely in IMAX, following Disney taking the same approach for Beauty and the Beast. Last year’s Sully and Christopher Nolan’s next film Dunkirk both also were shot entirely in the expanded format, but it is not clear whether or not Mission: Impossible 6 will do the same. At the very least, fans can expect the stunts – which may be Cruise’s craziest yet – to utilize IMAX to the fullest.
Source: Paramount [via Jeff Sneider]
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