Tom Cruise and his brave team return to save the world (again). Mission: Impossible – Dead Pay, Part One.

The official trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Pay, Part One (Also known as Mission: Impossible 7) is here and is full of the kind of global intrigue and mind-boggling stunts that fans have been expecting from this hugely successful franchise. The trailer was shown exclusively in CinemaCon in April and the intention was to release it next weekend, when the long-awaited Top Gunn: Maverick finally (finally!) goes to the cinemas. But a network leak is thought to have forced Paramount, so we can see star Tom Cruise riding his motorcycle off a cliff a week earlier. However, we will have to wait until next summer – this is 2023 – to see the film.

(Light spoilers for previous movies in the franchise below.)

Launched in 1996 with the first Mission Impossible, the franchise is one of the most lucrative movie series, with a combined global box office of over $ 3.5 billion to date. The first film took place six years later 1988-1990 television serieswhich is a continuation of original TV series which lasted from 1966 to 1973. Cruz’s hero, Impossible Missions Force (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt, was accused of killing his team during a failed mission and falsely accused of selling state secrets to an arms dealer. During the film, he revealed the real culprit and cleared his name.

Five more films followed, the last in 2015 A fraudulent nation and 2018 I’m falling outboth directed by Christopher Macquariewho also manages Dead Reckoning, part one and two. (Macquarie won an Oscar for his screenplay for The usual suspectsand also directed Cruz in 2012 Jack Reacher.) Both of the latter Mission Impossible the films were box office hits, grossing $ 682 million and $ 791 million, respectively. I’m falling out it was also the most acclaimed by critics, with many considering it the best contribution to the franchise. So fans were thrilled when McQuarrie got involved in writing and directing the seventh and final part.

Zoom in / Team reunion: Benji (Simon Peg), Luther (Wing Reims), Isla Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise)

Paramount was originally designed for both parts of Dead Reckoning to be shot consistently, but thwarted this plan by early 2021. Production was postponed repeatedly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Record of Cruz screaming of crew members for violating COVID protocols on set – hence risking even more costly delays – went viral in December 2020.) There was also a fire in a motorcycle stunt during filming in Norway and a dispute over whether McQuarrie would be able to or not to blow up a 1908 bridge in Poland for a major sequence of actions involving a train crash. Eventually, the scene was filmed on a set built in an abandoned quarry.

Wing Reims and Simon Peg will reprise their respective roles as IMF computer technician Luther Stickle and IMF technical agent Benji Dunn, while Rebecca Ferguson will return as former MI6 agent Ilsa Faust, her character in A fraudulent nation and I’m falling out. Dead Reckoning is intended to be the swan song of Ethan Hunt on Cruz, so we will also see the return of Eugene Kitridge by Henry Cherny, the former director of the IMF in the first Mission Impossible movie. Angela Bassett – who played I’m falling outThe CIA director had originally signed up to return as Erica Sloan, but travel restrictions related to COVID-19 thwarted that plan.

Hailey Atwell joins the cast as Grace.
Zoom in / Hailey Atwell joins the cast as Grace.

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Cruz still insists on doing many of his own stunts, including that scandalous motorcycle scene shown at the end of the trailer. (We do not see how he survives, but he must survive, given the existence of Part two.) The cast also includes Hailey Atwell as Grace; Vanessa Kirby as Alana Mitzopolis, also known as the White Widow, an arms dealer on the black market who is the daughter of the villain “Max” from the first film; Frederick Schmid as Alana’s brother Zola Mitzopolis, who acts as her coercion; and Shea Wigham as Jasper Briggs.

Rob Delaney, Indira Varma, Mark Gatis, Carrie Elves, Charles Parnell, Pom Clementieff, Lampros Calfunzos and Greg Tarzan Davis will also appear in as yet undecided roles. There aren’t many indications of a conspiracy, but we can assume that the Big Bad – played this time by Esai Morales – will have a devilish conspiracy to destroy and / or dominate the world, and Ethan and his brave IMF team and allies will fight like hell. to thwart it.

Rebecca Ferguson's Ilsa Faust wears a deadly blindfold after an unfortunate incident involving space debris.
Zoom in / Rebecca Ferguson’s Ilsa Faust wears a deadly blindfold after an unfortunate incident involving space debris.

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The trailer begins with a lone figure of a horse galloping through the desert before moving on to fast-paced scenes around the world – including the obligatory nightclub scene involving scantily clad spinning bodies. There’s a car chase, a shootout, a boat trip to Venice, the battles of Eaton and the Big Bad on top of a fast train and the launch of a deadly gas – all you want from a spy action movie. “Your days of fighting for the so-called greater good are over,” we hear Kitney of Black say to Eaton, adding that it’s time to choose a country. “You are fighting to save an ideal that does not exist. I’ve never done that. “I guess Hunt will fight for that elusive ideal anyway.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Pay, Part One hits theaters on July 14, 2023. Part two filming began in March and is currently scheduled for release on June 28, 2024.

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