Tom Cruise says ‘Top Gun’ sequel ‘would be fun’

26 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Cruise back with more stunts in ‘Rogue Nation’.

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has never needed the other members of the IMF more than he does in Paramount Pictures’ “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” – and despite the appearance that the force is done, they all come together, unpredictably as ever, to take on The Syndicate as only the IMF can.The Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation actor said that he wanted stunt scenes with real jets for the recently announced sequel – just like the original.Tom Cruise’s mission for his latest movie was to dangle from the side of a plane for a mid-air stunt that might go down as the most dangerous of his career.

The result is that Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames had a chance to take their characters more than a few bounds forward. “I love the dynamics between Jeremy, Simon and Ving on this film as you see the IMF team come under pressure and almost fracture,” says Tom Cruise. “It looks like the IMF is about to split apart and the whole story is going to blow up basically – and that’s integral to a Mission movie.” As Luther Stickell — the computer expert who first appeared in the original “Mission: Impossible” directed by Brian De Palma – and William Brandt – the IMF agent assigned to guard Ethan Hunt in “Ghost Protocol” — team up to track Ethan, it was a blast for the filmmakers to watch Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames riffing off each other. He told Extra: ‘If I can figure it out, if all of us can figure it out, it’d be fun to do, I’d like to fly those jets again, but we got to do all the jets practical, no CGI on the jets… ‘I’m saying right now no CGI on the jets.

If we can figure all that out, and the Department of Defense will allow us to do it, that would be fun.’ David Ellison of production company Skydance recently revealed at a press junket for Terminator: Genisys in Berlin that a follow-up to the 1986 classic was in development with a juicy part for Cruise. It has been nearly 20 years since the first Mission: Impossible film came out, and Cruise said that while he now may be older, he keeps pushing himself. “I just don’t sleep, I just keep going,” he said. In order to have a wing-mounted camera get both Cruise and the runway in the frame to make the shot more exciting, Airbus test pilot Ed Strongman had to maneuver a faster, vertical takeoff usually reserved for air show tricks. It’s so much fun to watch them all together.” Director Christopher McQuarrie was thrilled to give the returning cast more screen-time than ever. “We really wanted to get to the ‘Best of the IMF’ in this film.

So that’s what we did.” McQuarrie remembers walking around the entire length of the plane to give Cruise, already tied into place, notes via hand signals over the noise of the engines before the first takeoff. “He knew I could hear him and he turned to me and screamed at the top of his lungs, ‘Just remember, if I look like I’m panicking, it’s because I’m acting. What’s fantastic for me as a director is that each of these actors brings their own special quality and my job was simply to find everyone’s individual rhythms and synch them together,” he explains. “And of course throughout it all, Tom was the anchor. I was thinking, ‘I don’t want to tell him how dangerous this really is,’” Cruise recalls. “So I’m driving high speed, drifting into very narrow allies, slamming up against the wall at times, really trying to push it to the edge while he was cracking me up with his performance!” Adds Ellison: “Simon is hilarious but he also brings in a phenomenal new incarnation of Benji from the one we first met. When you see him willing to risk his life for Ethan out of true friendship, it feels incredibly authentic.” Pegg admits that he could hardly wait to head off on another “Mission: Impossible.” “When you get that call that they’re doing another one, it’s always exciting,” he explains. “Then you wait for the script, hoping your character doesn’t die!” One thing that hasn’t altered, says Pegg, is the appeal of the “Mission” premise – that there are people willing to attempt the impossible to keep the rest of us safe. “Here we are 20 years later and we’re still out there saving the world – so this story obviously has still got a lot to give,” he reflects. “The world has changed and the missions have grown more complex, but there are still a lot of bad guys out there who should be stopped and I think ‘Mission: Impossible’ is a wish fulfillment in that respect. There’s seriousness to that idea, but at the same time, we play with it with such a sense of adventure and fun that you can’t help but be swept up in that.”

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