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I’ve added many more pictures of Tom Cruise on the set of Mena, which just got a release date set for January 2017!


We have a release date for Mena: January 6th, 2017!

Mena, the team-up between Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman that Deadline broke back in January, now has a full flight plan and a January 6, 2017, release date. Universal Pictures has confirmed that Cruise is reteaming with his Edge Of Tomorrow helmer (a most underrated film) for the true and truly outrageous exploits of Barry Seal, a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. Given Cruise’s penchant for doing his own Mission: Impossible stunts and his prowess as a pilot, this one ought to be an adventure, and it likely will be impossible to get him out of the cockpit. Joining Cruise is Ex Machina‘s Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Friday Night Lights‘ Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays, Benito Martinez, E. Roger Mitchell, Lola Kirke and Alejandro Edda. Cross Creek is fully funding, with Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson producing with Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Kim Roth, and Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison.

“I love stories of improbable heroes working against the system, and Barry Seal took the government, and our country, for an unbelievable ride,” said Liman. “Interpreting his story has the makings for an entertaining film that is equal parts satire, suspense and comedy—and always surprising.”

Via Deadline

Tom Cruise on the Set of Mena

Posted by Annie on
May 21st, 2015

Some photos of Tom filming Mena in Atlanta.


Rejoice, Tom Cruise fans and dads everywhere! Jack Reacher, Cruise’s exceedingly satisfying adaptation of Lee Child’s popular literary hero, is getting a sequel. Deadline reports that Cruise will return for Jack Reacher 2, and in doing so will reteam with The Last Samurai director Ed Zwick and producer Marshall Herskovitz. Zwick and Herskovitz will reportedly rewrite the existing Jack Reacher 2 script by Richard Wenk, and Zwick will ultimately direct the film.

Child’s Reacher, who’s appeared in 19 novels and counting (book 20 comes out in September), is a former military policeman who now wanders the country acting as a freelance do-gooder. In the first Jack Reacher film, based on the ninth book, One Shot, Reacher arrives in Pittsburgh shortly after a man with a sniper rifle murders several innocent people along the North Shore Trail. The prime suspect in the case wants Reacher’s help in clearing his name, and he provides it, teaming with the man’s defense attorney (Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike) to uncover a deadly conspiracy. The sequel will be based on the series’ eighteenth novel, Never Go Back. Here’s the plot synopsis:

Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet — in person — the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal even to think about.

Like a good mystery novel, Jack Reacher, which was written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (who’s now directing Cruise in the new Mission: Impossible) was lean and entertaining. It wasn’t fancy or spectacular, but effective and efficient in a way that would surely have pleased its main character. (You can read my review of the first film here.) The role of Reacher gave Cruise the opportunity to swagger and run really fast, to act like a genius, and to beat up five guys at once. In other words, it was a great combination of star and subject, and given the vast amount of Lee Child stories to draw on, would make an ideal ongoing series. So bring on Jack Reacher 2. I’m just bummed Werner Herzog, who played the villain of the first film, won’t be back for the sequel.

Via: Screen Crush

Good news for Jack Reacher 2!

Paramount and Skydance are in negotiations with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz to rewrite Richard Wenk’s script for Tom Cruise’s “Jack Reacher 2,” with plans for Zwick to direct the sequel.

Paramount grossed $218 million worldwide from 2012’s “Jack Reacher,” directed by Christopher McQuarrie from his own script and based on the Lee Child series. The sequel will be based on Child’s “Never Go Back,” in which Reacher travels from South Dakota to the Virginia headquarters of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and finds his new commanding officer has been arrested.

Zwick and Herskovitz worked with Cruise on 2003’s “The Last Samurai.” Zwick directed the upcoming “Pawn Sacrifice,” starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky.

McQuarrie will exec produce “Jack Reacher 2″ with Cruise and Don Granger.

Via: Variety.com

Tom Cruise hung off the side of an airplane a death-defying eight times for the most memorable stunt in the upcoming “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” the actor revealed to theater owners Tuesday at CinemaCon.

The sequence required the star to an Airbus A400M as it soared 5,000 feet in the air, something that necessitated wearing special contact lenses so he could keep his eyes open despite the wind pressure.

“I’ve always wanted to do that,” Cruise quipped, as he presented behind-the-scenes footage of his air flight, adding, ” I want to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.”

In past “Mission: Impossible” films that’s resulted in Cruise scaling mountain peaks or hanging along the exterior of the Burj Khalifa. But this may have been his most dangerous mission yet. Cruise admitted that the crew did their best to make certain that there were no birds that could collide with the actor or jet fuel fumes to contend with, but at a certain point…it was up to the fates.

“He’s actually out there doing these things,” marveled Rob Moore, vice-chairman of Paramount, the studio behind the hotly anticipated sequel.

The ever affable Cruise laughed off the risks, but copped to a few twinges of anxiety. There was one shot of the actor giving the crew a thumbs up sign indicating he was ready for takeoff.

“I’m actually scared sh–less,” Cruise said.

The behind-the-scenes look at the signature stunt was part of Paramount’s presentation of its upcoming slate of films. The studio also screened two nearly finished scenes from the film, one that showed a shirtless Cruise drugged and hanging from a lead pipe as he’s beaten by a muscled bad guy called the bone doctor. Think the “Marathon Man” interrogation scene with a WWF star filling in for Sir Laurence Olivier.

The other scene centered on Cruise and Simon Pegg’s sidekick character Benji engaged in a high speed car chase through the streets of Morocco.

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Self Portrait: On Acting from Film4

Posted by Annie on
April 23rd, 2015

Quick interviews from Film4Video on the Art of Acting. Tom Starts at around 9:15.

The Trailer for Mission: Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation was released earlier today, here are the screen captures



We got a first look on Sunday, and now Paramount Pictures has revealed the full first trailer for writer and director Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Check it out in the player below!

A Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot production, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation will hit 2D and IMAX theaters July 31.

Here’s an article from USA Today and the very first stills from Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Plus I replaced the poster with an HQ version.


“That’s me the whole time. I was standing right over the tires when we landed,” says Cruise, 52, proudly. “It’s nerve-racking for everyone else, but pretty exciting for me.”

The rare stunt shows the spectacular bar that Cruise must surpass each time up for the franchise, which has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. Mission: Impossible and Cruise have produced iconic action images since the series started nearly 20 years ago — from Hunt breaking into CIA headquarters, suspended from the ceiling, in 1996’s Mission: Impossible to scaling the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai for 2011’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.

“We knew anything we did was going to be compared with the Burj. But it’s not like you could wait for someone to build an even taller building,” says director Christopher McQuarrie. “We keep pushing the envelope.”

The new flick finds Hunt’s highly effective but destructive Impossible Mission Force (IMF) disbanded by vengeful Washington bureaucrats such as the CIA chief (played by Alec Baldwin). But Hunt pulls his team together (Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and newcomer Rebecca Ferguson) to battle the shadowy force known as “The Syndicate” and its elusive leader (Sean Harris).

Stunts that involved speeding on motorcycles, getting airborne in cars and holding his breath underwater for a lengthy period were executed in Morocco, Vienna and London. So there’s little time for rest, even after riding outside an A400 for two days.

“I was pretty exhausted, but there’s always more work to be done on a Mission movie,” says Cruise. “It always seems like there’s not enough hours in the day making them.”

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