TOM Cruise does the majority of his own stunts and his latest one for the upcoming Mission Impossible movie is crazy. TOM Cruise has successfully pulled off one of his most challenging movie stunts ever.
After dangling from the outside of a plane mid-flight in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, the 55-year-old actor has taken it one step further for the upcoming movie, Mission: Impossible — Fallout.
In a featurette for the movie, which will be released in August, Cruise is shown becoming the first actor to do a HALO jump [High Altitude High Opening] on camera.
The technique, which is used by the military to avoid radar detection, involves the parachutist jumping from a much greater height than usual and opening their parachute much closer to the ground.
“There’s a lot of risks,” producer Jake Myers said in the featurette. “There’s dangers of hypoxia and the bends.”
The studio behind the film built one of the world’s largest wind tunnels so Cruise could practice the shot before getting up in the air.