Paramount Pictures released the trailer for the latest installment in the Tom Cruise action-vehicle “Mission: Impossible” series on Monday.
The seventh installment in the “Mission: Impossible” series is titled “Dead Reckoning, Part One” and is set to hit theaters in July 2023. An eighth installment of the series, called “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part Two” is also in the works.
The new trailer is a teaser that’s heavy on explosions and stunts while giving away a few obvious clues about the plot of the spy action film.
The trailer’s opening shots focus on a veiled horse rider being chased through the desert by a larger group of riders as a sandstorm gathers.
Another shot shows a yellow car weaving through traffic in what is likely to be a set-piece car chase sequence, which have become a common feature of the film franchise.
The teaser trailer continues to throw out brief glimpses of the film’s events, while a character addresses Tom Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt.
“Your days of fighting for the so-called greater good are over,” the unnamed character says to Cruise’s character. “This is our chance to control the truth, the concepts of right and wrong for everyone for centuries to come.”
The trailer throws out dozens more shots including car chase sequences, scenes of hooded figures with tactical gear and rifles entering a ruin during a sandstorm and an underwater explosion that rocks a military submarine
“You’re fighting to save an ideal that doesn’t exist, never did,” the unnamed character continues. “You need to pick a side.”
The trailer goes on to show even more action scenes, including gun battles, a possible swordfight, a chase on top of a moving train, several more shots of Cruise running and V-22 Ospreys in flight.
The trailer’s score begins to build into a variation of the iconic “Mission: Impossible” theme song as it shows more glimpses of the action-packed movie to come, including a locomotive launching off of a destroyed bridge and Cruise’s character jumping a dirtbike off of a cliff.
The sequence of Cruise jumping the bike off a cliff appears to be one he previewed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last August. According to People Magazine, film director Christopher McQuarrie told attendees the stunt was “by far the most dangerous stunt we’ve ever done.”
This latest “Mission: Impossible” film was repeatedly delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Another major Cruise action vehicle “Top Gun: Maverick” was also repeatedly delayed due to the pandemic and lockdowns. “Top Gun: Maverick,” a sequel to the 1986 naval-aviation classic “Top Gun” is set to hit theaters this weekend.