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The Wrap reports that Cruise is being earmarked for the mentor role in the new Highlander, the part that Sean Connery took on in the original film. One of Cruise's representatives admitted that Highlander is "one of many projects that come to him and he discusses", noting that the actor is "far from talks". Furthermore, Cruise has been "offered tons of projects".
Which doesn't sound quite so promising. Given that Tom Cruise is still taking on pretty much exclusively leading man roles - he's currently filming Mission: Impossible 5 with director Christopher McQuarrie - it seems unlikely that the part in Highlander is something that would appeal. »
Recently, some exclusive new,set pics (clip below) for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick, hit the net and they gives us a new looks at Henry Cavill all suited up as Superman and engaging in some flying filming action on the Chicago,Il set. You guys can view the new pics in the clip (below). It's reported that Henry was suspended in the air before later rescuing and caressing Amy Adams as Lois Lane. As previously reported, the Chicago filming is scheduled to continue for a couple of weeks, so more photos and clips should be arriving. The movie stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, and Ving Rhames. Paramount Pictures is funding the distribution. Christopher McQuarrie is the director. Will Staples and Drew Pearce are handling the screenwriting duties. It's set to hit theaters on December 25th,2015. »
The New Yorker recently published an article featuring playwright-screenwriter Jez Butterworth. In it, there is a mention of Butterworth polishing the script for the next James Bond film. "On returning to London, he would start on a rewrite of the forthcoming James Bond movie." - Emma Brockes/New Yorker John Logan wrote the first Bond 24 script and then in June of this year fellow Skyfall screenwriters, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, were brought in to polish it up. Now the script is in the hands of Butterworth, who was part of team (Christopher McQuarrie & John-Henry Butterworth) that wrote the screenplay for Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow. Butterworth also polished the Skyfall script, but he did not receive a writing credit. Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig as James Bond (007), Ralph Fiennes as M, »
One of the 8,000 things my kids are currently obsessed with is the Tom Cruise "Mission: Impossible" franchise. They've seen the franchise completely out of order, because I used "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" to win them over. By far, it's the best of the entire series, and they're already Brad Bird fans because of "The Iron Giant," "The Incredibles," and "Ratatouille," so when I showed it to them, all I had to do was tell them who made it. Actually, that's not true. The other thing I told them was about the stunt that Tom Cruise did, the highly-publicized climb up the outside of Burj Khalifa in Dubai. They're Jackie Chan fans already, and we discussed how Jackie did his own stunts and why that's special. It's something that we've talked about in terms of Buster Keaton as well. I hate to say it, but it's true… there's something special »
- Drew McWeeny
Not content with swinging from or hanging off tall buildings and canyons, Tom Cruise has now strapped himself to an airplane for the Mission Impossible series. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), Mission Impossible 5 will see Ethan Hunt outside an airborne Airbus A400M for some reason.
Probably for the good of us all.
Cruise did the stunt himself, using a harnass that went underneath the suit that then attached him to the plane. But harnass or not, that's 52-Year-Old Tom Cruise strapped to the side of a plane fling over the UK.
You can see some more close ups of the guy before the plane took off over at The Daily Mail. »
Tom Cruise is well-known for performing all of his own death-defying stunts, including a scene where he traverses the world's tallest building, the Burj Khlaifa, in 2011's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. New video and images from the set of Mission: Impossible 5 show the actor performing perhaps his most incredible stunt yet, hanging off a moving plane 5,000 feet in the air in director Christopher McQuarrie's action-thriller.
The actor was seen strapped to the side of an Airbus A400M plane which was flying over the British countryside. While he was strapped in with two harnesses, he also used fixtures on the plane to hold on as the plane took off. Dressed in a full three-piece suit, the actor is also seen practicing this sequence with a stunt-man dressed in an identical charcoal suit.
Of course, it isn't known how this sequence fits into the overall story of Mission: Impossible 5, »
Mission: Impossible? Apparently, not for Tom Cruise. The 52-year-old actor has attempted—and successfully pulled off—one of his most impressive and dangerous stunts to date, flying 5,000 feet over the U.K. countryside while hanging from the tale of an Airbus A400 M aircraft. Cruise completed the death-defying stunt for his upcoming Christopher McQuarrie-directed flick Mission Impossible 5, which he is currently filming alongside Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson. And clearly, the Oscar-nominated thesp wasn't afraid to test his limits, suspending himself from the plane with only two safety harnesses while wearing a perfectly tailored suit as he »
With each passing film, the Mission: Impossible franchise somehow manages to top itself in the stunt department, and every time Tom Cruise is at the forefront of the action. Say what you will about the man's personal life, but his professional dedication to doing his own stunt work is something to be admired. This was especially impressive in 2011's Mission: Impossible . Ghost Protocol, when Tom Cruise memorably swung around the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai . the tallest building in the world. If you think that's the most impressive stunt in Mission: Impossible history, you''re absolutely right. At least, you will be until Mission: Impossible 5. The Daily Mail has reported in with photos and video of Tom Cruise on the set of the Christopher McQuarrie directed sequel, due for theatrical release next Christmas. Though, to be fair, the term "set" is a bit generous, as the venue for Cruise's latest »
For Tom Cruise, it seems nothing is impossible. The 52-year old star is currently filming Mission: Impossible 5 in the United Kingdom and recent set photos have emerged that show the renowned daredevil performing what is perhaps his most outrageous stunt to date: hanging onto an Airbus A400M from 5,000 feet.
Clearly not a fan of resting on his laurels — Ghost Protocol had the actor run down the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building (2717 ft) — Cruise has went one over for Christopher McQuarrie’s upcoming sequel and is seen strapped onto the door of the airborne aircraft in a fully tailored suit — very James Bond, if you ask us.
The ambitious, death-defying take was headed up by the film’s stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood, which saw the huge cargo plane circle the fields of Wittering at around 250mph. Talk about in-flight entertainment.
Most daring stunt Ever by a movie star? »
- Michael Briers
Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley | Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth | Directed by Doug Liman
Anybody who has played computer games (and who hasn’t?) knows how useful the restart option is, or the more annoying forced respawn from death. To die at a tricky part of the level and just be able to restart at a checkpoint or recently saved position helps you adapt your strategy and retry what you did wrong, till you finally make it past that tough part and reach the end of the level. This is exactly what Tom Cruise has the ability to do in Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow.
Tom Cruise plays Major William Cage, an arrogant PR man for the human war machine fighting against the alien invasion that has overtaken most of Europe. »
- Paul Metcalf
A funny thing happened at the multiplex this past summer. Tom Cruise toplined a flashy, expensive blockbuster called Edge of Tomorrow, filled with all manner of explosions, nasty aliens and time-travel shenanigans – and it opened not only low, but shockingly low. Where was the love for Cruise, once a highly bankable star? And the actor aside, why didn’t people come for the same kind of popcorn thrills that have made even obviously awful flicks like every Transformers so successful?
A lot of people blamed the forgettable and generic title, which is admittedly the film’s weakest facet. And though I’m sure the blame doesn’t rest solely there, Warner Bros. clearly felt strongly enough about it to “rebrand” the movie for home platforms. Hence, Edge of Tomorrow is now Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow.
Not that it matters a bit (and I’m going to keep using »
- Isaac Feldberg
• Another big name has been launched into consideration for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film The Martian. Emmy winner Jeff Daniels is the latest actor in talks to join Matt Damon in the movie about a stranded astronaut struggling to survive. Daniels would play the Nasa director dealing with the crisis back on Earth. Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and Kate Mara may also star in the film written by Drew Goddard (World War Z) and adapted from the self-published book of the same name by Andy Weir. [THR] • Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Ron Livingston, and Clea DuVall have signed on for Fresno, »
- Jake Perlman
Between Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," you're going to be seeing a lot of Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Elswit's work this year. Not only that, but you're going to be seeing a lot of Los Angeles location work in these films that showcases areas and eras of the city unique to the silver screen. When Elswit rang me up from London, where he's currently shooting the fifth "Mission: Impossible" film with director Christopher McQuarrie and star Tom Cruise, I found it a little difficult to keep from going long on all of this. Few DPs have had the opportunity to play with the City of Angels in such specific ways. Much of that is owed to Elswit's collaboration with Anderson, which has sketched the city, particularly the San Fernando Valley, almost as a character in films like "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia" and "Punch Drunk Love. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Jeff Daniels is in talks to join the cast of Ridley Scott's "The Martian" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Based on Andy Weir's 2012 e-book, the story centers on an American astronaut (Matt Damon) who becomes stranded on Mars as Nasa launches a rescue mission to bring him back home.
The Grant Ward character revealed last season his brother would force him to beat up their younger brother. DeKay will make an appearance in the sixth episode this season. [Source: EW]
Simon McBurney ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, »
- Garth Franklin
In franchise terms, the three years between Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and upcoming sequel Mission: Impossible 5, is a whopping gap. Paramount Pictures and Skydance’s decision to wait until the perfect line-up was assembled is a gamble that seems to be paying off. As the follow-up continues its shoot, Variety has the news of another pawn added to the espionage mix: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy‘s Simon McBurney.
So far we’ve little to go on in terms of story for the fifth instalment, which makes the details of McBurney’s role redundant. According to Variety, he’ll play the boss of franchise newcomer, Rebecca Ferguson. The report re-confirms the addition of Prometheus star Sean Harris to the cast, who’s reportedly on board to play the movie’s big bad. Alec Baldwin is also attached in an undisclosed role.
Back on the spy game are returning cast members Simon Pegg, »
- Gem Seddon
The actor will portray the boss of Rebecca Ferguson's character, although no specific story details have been released at this time. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg return to reprise their roles, with Alec Baldwin portraying the high-ranking CIA officer who oversees the Impossible Mission Force (Imf) team. No details have been given for Rebecca Ferguson's character, except she is playing the female lead.
He was part of the cast for Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, and now Simon McBurney is looking to join the big leagues of international espionage. He’s in negotiations to join the cast of Mission: Impossible 5.Christopher McQuarrie is calling the shots on the latest outing for Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his increasingly improbable escapades. No plot details have leaked about the new movie, but there is a distinctly more European and African feel to this one, with shooting already underway in Vienna, Morocco and elsewhere.We do know that Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Jeremy Renner are returning and that there are new arrivals in the shape of Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris and Rebecca Ferguson. Quite what role McBurney will tackle is still under wraps, though according to Variety, he’s set as Ferguson’s boss. Given that we don’t know her role, that’s not much to go on. »
Tom Cruise’s most recent films (Jack Reacher, Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow) have all been moderately successful at the box office, though his ticket sales ought to jump back up with Mission: Impossible 5 next year. Production on this next installment in the covert operative action franchise has now moved to London, under the direction of Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie – making his fourth professional collaboration with Cruise overall.
The Mission: Impossible 5 cast also includes Jeremy Renner – who became a part of the franchise starting with director Brad Bird’s Ghost Protocol – as well as Simon Pegg (a Mission: Impossible staple since the third installment) and Ving Rhames, who’s been along for the ride (with Cruise) since the ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Rebecca Ferguson is set to be the female lead in 2015's Mission: Impossible 5 and we finally have a decent look at the British actress - who recently appeared in Hercules - on the set. The image obviously doesn't reveal too much about the character she'll be playing and a lot of the Christopher McQuarrie (the Jack Reacher director takes over from Brad Bird) helmed movie is still shrouded in secrecy. As a result, any sort of plot details are completely unknown as of right now. Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames and Scott Pegg return with newcomers like Alex Baldwin and Sean Harris. The movie will be released on December 25th, just one week after Star Wars Episode VII! You'll have to head over to ComingSoon.net to see the full gallery of images, including a look at Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in the background of where these »
I don't know about you all, but I hadn't really noticed until I wrote the headline above that Jeremy Renner has himself firmly entrenched in not one, not two, but three major franchises. I'd have thought one would be enough for most actors, but apparently, the more the better. Speaking of more (or in the case below, "bigger") being better, Renner had this to say about Avengers: Age of Ultron while making press rounds for his newest film Kill the Messenger (which is by all accounts decidedly not big): I think everything that worked in the first Avengers is exponentially going to be better in this one. I think the comedic relief, I think the action, is going to be bigger. But wait, there's more (and following the logic above, that makes it better). When it comes to Mission: Impossible 5, which Renner is shooting right now alongside Tom Cruise, »
- Jordan Benesh
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