Again in 2020, Tom Cruise rode a Honda bike off a cliff in Norway, finishing a BASE soar whereas surrounded by unforgiving rocky partitions on both facet.
A stunt like this seems to be surreal even on one of the best of days – which is why we have been intrigued when Christopher McQuarrie, the author, and director of “Mission Unimaginable: Lifeless Reckoning” (2023), shared that Cruise has a ‘Grasp Plan’ to maintain all the pieces ship-shape when prepping for a death-defying feat like this.
“The one issues you must keep away from whereas doing a stunt like this are critical damage or demise,” provides a useful BASE leaping coach by the identify of Miles Daisher.
“You’re using a motorbike, which is fairly harmful, on high of a ramp that’s elevated off the bottom, so if you happen to fall off the ramp, that’s fairly unhealthy. You’re falling, so if you happen to don’t get a clear exit from the bike and also you get twisted up with it, or if you happen to don’t open your parachute, you’re not going to make it.”
All advised, director McQuarrie tells us that Tom Cruise’s ‘Grasp Plan’ concerned a number of elements; one for the airborne half, one for the bike half, and one for placing the 2 collectively with out knocking any additional inches off of Hollywood’s beloved
Tom Cruise signed himself up for a full yr of skydiving coaching, throughout which he labored his means as much as 30 skydives a day. Added to this have been the actor’s classes in motocross jumps, the place Cruise purportedly logged effectively over 13,000 jumps of each size and top.
The ultimate part was hooking the person to a zipline with cushioning on the finish of a giant soar; that is the one we’re anticipating price a Band-aid or two, however studying Cruise’s trajectory as he launched off his cliff was essential to understanding the place to construct the ramp and tips on how to prep the entire scene.
“Then, it got here time for Cruise to execute the stunt – driving a motorbike up an extended ramp, which led to a cliff, launching off of it, and BASE leaping to the underside – Cruise first jumped out of a helicopter over the cliff to apply, earlier than trying the complete stunt for the cameras.”
Six scene takes later, and Cruise continues to be in a single piece – prepped for the July 2023 debut of “Mission Unimaginable: Lifeless Reckoning” (2023).
Keep tuned for updates, as we’re certain to hit additional footage of this insane motion flick within the coming months.
Hope y’all get to swing a leg over your machine of alternative these holidays, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
*All media sourced from Tom Cruise’s video on Twitter*