Tom Cruise is one of the biggest action stars in the world. From dangling off cliffs and the tallest building in the world in the Mission: Impossible franchise, to performing impressive car chases in Jack Reacher, he's built an impressive resume of death-defying, crazy stunts. The lengths or heights he goes to knows no bounds.
The evidence for his dedication lies in the newest remake of a classic cinema monster #TheMummy. Summer 2017 will be unwrapping the major action-adventure, where Cruise and co-star Annabelle Wallis set on a quest to thwart an ancient princess who's been awakened from her crypt to unleash her powers upon humanity.
In a recent behind-the-scene featurette, Cruise encouraged the production to tackle the challenge of a zero-gravity stunt, which is a major selling point in the official trailer.
The company Zero-G helped them pull off this unimaginable feat. The service actually gives an unforgettable experience to adventurers on a "Boeing 727, parabolic arcs are performed to create a weightless environment allowing you to float, flip and soar as if you were in space."
As director Alex Kurtzman explains, “You go up, basically with the G’s of a rocket going into space. Then you even out and everything starts to go weightless, and then you free-fall for 22 seconds and everybody goes up in the air. We had grips holding lights and puking while the shot was going on."
For the action-packed flick, the set was built inside the plane (also known as the vomit comet) where the crew and cast flung around in free-fall to tell the intended story as best as possible. What you see on screen is what was filmed in real time. When you go to see The Mummy this June, know that this insane stunt is as real as it can get!
What's your favorite Tom Cruise stunt so far?