Mission: Impossible – Fallout is far and away going to be this year’s most action packed film. And now star Tom Cruise has informed us of a stunning new stunt.
Yes that’s right, it’s not just the infamous helicopter stunt that we can look forward to, but we can now also get excited to see one hell of a high jump in the film’s ambitious HALO jump sequence.
HALO stands for High Altitude, Low Opening and is a specialty parachute jump primarily performed by Special Forces soldiers such as the British SAS and US Navy SEALs and it’s a fitting activity for a super-spy like Ethan Hunt to undertake.
Just like everything he does, Cruise was determined to perform the stunt himself and underwent hundreds of hours of training to efficiently perform it. Along with that also included the considerable safety training the actor had to go through as HALO jumps are incredibly dangerous and have a heavy fatality rate. Added to this was that the stunt could only be captured once while filming so timing and co-ordination were crucial. They don’t call it Mission: Impossible for nothing.
Take a look into how Cruise and his team pulled off this crazy piece of filmmaking below:
When an IMF mission ends badly, the world suddenly faces dire consequences. Feeling responsible for the fallout, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) personally takes it upon himself to complete the mission, but the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives. Finding himself in a race against time, while being pursued by a host of ruthless assassins, Ethan will have to use every bit of his considerable willpower to complete the mission and stop a global catastrophe.
Make sure you prepare your adrenal gland before checking out Mission: Impossible – Fallout on August 2…because it’s going to be working overtime with these fantastic thrills!