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Watch Tom Cruise drive a motorbike off a Norwegian cliff top

Filming begins on ‘Mission: Are You Literally Kidding Me?’

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A man who will stop at nothing in pursuit of the most hair-raising stunt imaginable, Tom Cruise may have surpassed himself with his latest wheeze while filming Mission: Impossible 7. His latest daredevil moment involved driving a motorbike down a long ramp and into the great blue yonder of the Norwegian fjordland sky. Norwegian TV was there to capture it in all its insane glory. Take a look below.

Fresh from taking in an IMAX screening of Tenet in London last week and then hiring two Norwegian cruise liners to house the film’s crew, Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie have gone to work in earnest.

This stunt took place at Helsetkopen, Møre og Romsdal on Norway’s west coast, home to the annual
World Base Race where racers in wingsuits compete to lob themselves into the ether. With Cruise, it’s that, only, you know, without the wingsuit and at 60mph. If your Norwegian is rusty, we’re pretty sure the subtitles read: ‘Holy hell, what is this maniac up to?’

The film’s shoot has borne the full brunt of Covid crisis. It was due to start filming in Venice in February before production was halted. It finally kicked off yesterday, after rehearsals at the movie’s UK production base (and that trip to see Tenet).

Little to nothing is none about the plot of Mission: Impossible 7, except that it looks like maintaining the franchise’s proud, bar-raising tradition of high-octane action sequences. Cruise is back (obvs) as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, along with most of the Mission: Impossible – Fallout cast, including Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby.

Expect to see Mission: Impossible 7 – albeit with a more exciting title in your local cinema on November 19, 2021.

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