“We’ll see where we go”

Tom Cruise is always preparing to boldly go where no actor has gone before.

He and his “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman are set to shoot a movie in space and make Cruise the first civilian to perform a spacewalk. Universal is backing the film, which has a budget of around $200 million.

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Asked about his space movie at the New York premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” on Monday, Cruise said he hasn’t set a production start date, but: “We’ve been working on it. diligently and we’ll see where we go.

Of course, Cruise still has to finish making “Dead Reckoning Part Two,” the potential finale to his “Mission: Impossible” series, before he can plot his next film. Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie, who oversees both “Dead Reckoning” movies, said he and Cruise are getting back to work on “Part Two” as soon as the “Part One” press tour is over.

“We are finishing this tour and on the way back to the UK stopping to do some scouting along the way. We started running as soon as we got back,” McQuarrie said. Variety. “I have two days of vacation between here and Tokyo and I’m back.”

The latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ film, which hits theaters Wednesday, pits Cruise’s IMF agent Ethan Hunt against a mysterious villain from his past, and reunites him with his allies Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson).

But the biggest draw to any “Mission: Impossible” movie is, of course, the stunts, and “Dead Reckoning Part One” doesn’t disappoint. In the film, Cruise rides a motorcycle off a massive cliff and parachutes safely to the ground. When asked about that morning on set, Cruise said it was just a “usual day.”

“I keep things pretty calm, nothing out of the ordinary. The usual day for me,” he said Variety. “We wake up and I remember that morning when McQuarrie and I came on set, and normally we talk about the story and the characters, just keep it casual – as casual as possible. We know what’s going on. I remember arriving in the morning and the ramp was ice you can see in the EPK I’m jumping out of the helicopter to test the wind there they are clearing the ice ramp you walk through it nice and easy no change.

Pegg, who has starred alongside Cruise in five “Mission: Impossible” films so far, said the one-of-a-kind action star carried “cinema itself” on his shoulders while directing “Dead Reckoning Part One” during the pandemic.

“I’m very driven, I’m ambitious, I care deeply about my job, but I don’t have the cinema itself on my shoulders,” Pegg said. Variety. “I feel like Tom, especially during the making of this movie, felt like that. I felt like he was dealing with an existential crisis in the form of the pandemic, and that “he just wouldn’t care. I don’t know if I have the capacity within me to do what he does, I literally don’t. There’s a reason he’s the only one to do this kind of thing. There is not an actor who works who does what he does.

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