Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol had franchise star Tom Cruise dangling 1,700 feet off the ground of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. In the next installment, Mission: Impossible 5, the action star will be clinging to a plane, which according to reports, was 5,000 feet in the air. And yes, all these stunts were performed by the 52-year-old actor.
But if he’s going to be doing all these death-defying stunts, then he’s got to be seen doing it in the right way.
Paramount has just announced that Mission: Impossible 5 will be released in IMAX – no 3D, so you can breath easier. Hit the jump for more.
The studio stressed in their statement that the film will be digitally remastered for the IMAX format. Unfortunately, that means that it is very likely that no scenes were shot in IMAX, unlike the film’s predecessor.
Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures said,
This film was literally made for IMAX and summer moviegoing. Audiences the world over proved with the last ‘MISSION’ that the IMAX experience is not to be missed and so we are all thrilled to again partner with Rich, Greg and everyone at IMAX to bring this next exciting installment to their screens this summer.”
That’s a pretty interesting statement. Considering the overwhelmingly positive reaction Ghost Protocol got for its use of IMAX cameras during the Burj Khalifa scene, you’d think that they would want to do that all over again.
Whatever the case, we have yet to see a trailer or a plot synopsis. The sequel is being released worldwide on July 31, 2015 after all.
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible 5 also stars Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames. Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, and Sean Harris.
[Source: Paramount Pictures]