The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
This is the sixth installment in the long-running Mission: Impossible film series, which is based on the 1960s television show of the same name. The original movie was released in 1996 and was one of the biggest box office hits of the year, grossing $180.9 million domestically. Over the years, the franchise became noteworthy for bringing in new helmsmen for each entry. Brian De Palma made the first one, followed by John Woo, J.J. Abrams, Brad Bird, and Christopher McQuarrie on the next four. McQuarrie is the first person to direct two M:I films, previously calling the shots on 2015’s Rogue Nation.
Fallout entered development in 2015, with McQuarrie being confirmed as director later that year. Pre-production stalled due to a salary dispute between Tom Cruise and Paramount, which was resolved in September 2016. Production officially began in April 2017, but was forced to stop in August after Cruise injured his leg while performing a stunt. Despite the setback, the studio kept Fallout on track for its summer 2018 premiere.
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