He is a Hollywood action man who takes pride in performing his own stunts, but daredevil Tom Cruise came unstuck after he injured himself during a failed building jump stunt while filming Mission Impossible 6 in London on Sunday. Video footage has emerged showing esteemed actor 55 years old taking a gigantic leap off some rigging and onto a rooftop while attached to a harness, but his jump appears to fall short and he crashes into side of a building.
The star, who has been in training for a year in order to carry out extreme stunts needs for next Mission Impossible installment, seems to fall short of mark and smashes into building before falling down its side. Following his crash, Tom is then seen limping away and falling to his knees, before clutching onto his legs seeming in apparent pain. As video ends, he is helped away from set by stunt professionals.
Sporting all black attire, Ethan Hunt actor leapt powerfully using his arms for added momentum while a safety harness dangled in wind behind him. Known for his adrenaline fuelled set pieces, star has been snapped in Paris as well as London for upcoming flick. Tom looked particularly animated mid-jump with his alarmed expression reflecting danger of stunt he was undertaking.
Tom failed a building stunt jump at least twice and referenced a second video showing him coming up short while trying to clear a building’s ledge with a hop. While most of details of plot of latest film have been kept tightly under wraps, Skydance Media CEO David Ellison revealed that Tom will be performing the biggest stunt sequence of his career in film.
Ellison said ‘What Tom is doing in this movie I believe will top anything that’s come before. It is absolutely unbelievable, he is been training for a year. It is going to be, I believe, the most impressive and unbelievable thing that Tom Cruise has done in a movie and he has been working on it since right after Rogue Nation came out in 2015. It’s gonna be mind-blowing.’ The upcoming movie is set to be action packed and Tom is no stranger to getting stuck into stunts for his archive of acting work.
Over years, he has taken part in many dramatic scenes, including submerging himself in water for 6 minutes to film an underwater scene of him breaking into a vault for Mission Impossible: Rogue National, being flung around an airplane cabin in zero gravity for The Mummy and many high speed car chases. In a scene for 2004 flick Collateral, Jamie Foxx had to drive his vehicle into a driven by Cruise, but misjudging the speed, Tom was sent flying into air as his vehicle was flung off set. Despite suffering a slew of minor injuries, such as hurting his ankle in a scene where fish tanks exploded for the first Mission Impossible movie back in 96′ and facing a number of near death moments while carrying out stunts, it has not put Tom off doing them himself. He was previously praised by Rob Alonzo, film stunt coordinator for Jack Reacher (2012), said ‘He is better than most stunt men. He’s an incredible driver, an incredible fighter and stunt performer. He flies planes, he knows how to ride horses, he rides motorcycles, so any director would be lucky to have a guy like that because they can keep the camera on him the whole time and it’s more engaging.’
His latest stunt for Mission Impossible 6 came after Tom was seen exiting a helicopter at beginning of August, as filming continued for his latest filming endeavour. He appeared in high spirits as he touched down in capital, no doubt keen to continue on with his work on set. Tom stars alongside Man of Steel star Henry Cavill in film, as well as a host of other big names including Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner and The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby. Cavill’s addition to cast was confirmed earlier this year by none other than Mission Impossible 6 director Christopher McQuarrie via Instagram.
He had tagged the actor in a post that says ‘Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you’re interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure.’ Cavill responded ‘How can I say no to a man with such perfect hair…..’ Tom is facing a busy schedule, having confirmed Top Gun sequel in May, back when he was promoting The Mummy. Filming is believed to be taking place later this year and it is slated for release in 2019. Action hero Tom is only actor who has been confirmed for movie sequel and production staff are remaining tight lipped about the plot of new film.
He was spotted preparing to film movie’s long awaited sequel to Eighties cult classic. Hollywood star has been learning to fly a helicopter in training for role alongside his famous fighter jet position. Action movie star wore his hair closely cropped and looked in a hurry following his flight practice. Top Gun’s success 31 years ago helped solidify Cruise’s star some 3 years after his breakout role in Risky Business. Starring as cocky Maverick, alongside his wingman Goose, played by Anthony Edwards, star became a Hollywood sex symbol as the fast talking, faster flying fighter pilot.
The long awaited sequel to 86′ action film Top Gun will be called Top Gun: Maverick. ‘I didn’t want a number, you know what I mean?’ the 54 years old said while in London on the promotional trail for his current summer thriller, The Mummy. ‘You don’t need a number.’ The A list stalwart hyped film in telling ‘We’re going to have the same tone we did in the first one … aviators are back, the need for speed. We’re going to have big, fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one – it’s going to be in the same vein as the first one, but a progression for Maverick.’