The action star, 55, inspired CinemaCon late Wednesday with details and stunning footage his "High Altitude, Low Open (HALO)" paratrooper stunts for the action thriller on July 27th.
The stunt alone, which took over a year to plan and execute, is daunting. Cruise made the jump, which required an extended free fall, used by military special forces, from 25,000 to 30,000 feet and flew through the air at speeds of up to 220 miles an hour.
Between training for the stunt and shooting, Cruise jumped 106 times out of a C17 military plane to take the three shots he and director Christopher McQuarrie had wanted.
"For these movies, it's about what we can do physically, but without killing Tom," said McQuarrie.
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McQuarrie joked that it made no sense to "fall out of perfectly functioning aircraft".
But that's what Cruise does for his Mission: Impossible Franchise Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
For those who doubt the star is in danger Cruise broke out at fallout ankle and shoots a building jump causing production to be temporarily shut down.
McQuarrie's team had to develop a special oxygen mask that would brighten Cruise's face and not be covered by the protruding hose – so that the audience can convince themselves of its cruise jumping.
An operator had to be trained with a special helmet camera to follow the cruise in the flight scene, and then fall backwards out of the plane before cruising with the close-up kept intact.
After the dramatic material aired on Wednesday Mission star Simon Pegg put it in the right perspective for the applauding audience.
"The difference is that you know I lived," Pegg said, insisting that he had once really thought Cruise had been killed in a feat. "It's a daily stress to work with him. You do not know if you'll see him tomorrow. "
In other news from Paramount Studios:
Hailee Steinfeld in" Hummel. (Photo: JAIMIE TRUEBLOOD / PARAMOUNT)
First Recordings of "Bumblebee" revealed : Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena and director Travis Knight unveiled the first footage of Transformers Excavation [Bumblebee (Dec. 21)
In the first film without Michael Bay, Knight promised that he Transformer film tradition of "spectacle and explosion, many and many explosions. "But he also promised an 'emotional core.'
The first footage showed Steinfeld's teenager Charlie hitting the painfully shy but powerful Autobot and calling it Bumblebee because of the buzzing noise. (Bumblebee can not speak.)
"And (the name) fits the outfit," Charlie says of the yellow-black creature.
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John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe play a father and a son who must remain silent in the box office phenomenon & # 39; A Quiet Place & # 39; to survive. (Photo: Jonny Cournoyer, AP)
Sequels announced: Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the thriller by director John Krasinski A Quiet Place (US $ 213 million Dollar in the global box office) and counting) was already on the way.
Another two Star Trek films are in the works, he said.
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