Christopher McQuarrie explains what we can expect from Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning PART TWO
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One was another home run for director Christopher McQuarrie and star Tom Cruise.
It received critical acclaim and although it perhaps has underperformed at the box office, the numbers have been attributed to the releases of Barbie and Oppenheimer.
Even before Part One was released, several stunt vignettes went viral including Cruise's death-defying leap off a cliff while on a motorbike. When you consider the outrageous car chase through Rome, it is clear that McQuarrie and Cruise try and up the stakes and danger with every Mission: Impossible movie.
And, McQuarrie has explained what we can expect from Part Two, including an epic underwater sequence.
"Tom and I are constantly re-evaluating our own work and asking ourselves how we could have done it better," he told Collider.
"We've done underwater in Edge of Tomorrow, and we worked underwater in Rogue Nation, and we left very dissatisfied with those sequences.
"And we analyse why we were dissatisfied. What were all the factors working against us? The biggest being, not having real knowledge in that area. Everything you're looking at in Dead Reckoning is the application of knowledge from previous sequences."
In Dead Reckoning Part One, Ethan Hunt and his IMF team must secure two pieces of a key that holds the solution to bringing down a mysterious Artificial Intelligence known as 'The Entity'.
Mission: Impossible cast gets worried about Cruise's stunts
Simon Pegg, who has been part of the series since Mission: Impossible 3 as the character of Benji Dunn, admits his heart is in his mouth like the rest of us when he sees Tom become an adrenaline junkie.
"You know, I'm lucky because Benji just kind of stays behind the computer and he does his thing," he told Deadline.
"Tom is jumping off cliffs on a motorbike, you know, he's hanging off trains – it's genuinely dangerous stuff.
"There's always a sense that, you know, one day, something might go wrong... we might lose Tom, you know. Anytime there's a big stunt, we all have that sense of, you know, fear, but he always pulls it off."