Mission: Impossible Fallout, the sixth movie of the spy franchise which hit theaters last weekend, has been blowing people away with its incredible action. One of the best sequences in the movie is a motorcycle and car chase through the streets of Paris. Here’s how it was pulled off. Wade Eastwood, stunt coordinator for Mission: Impossbile Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible Fallout, among many other impressive titles, is not just the guy responsible for stopping Tom Cruise from killing himself when filming unbelievable stunts. He’s also a Formula 3 and Radical racing driver on the weekends with dreams of racing LMP2 Le Mans. Earlier this week, he took half an hour out of his busy schedule to talk to me about how he managed to execute one of the best chase sequences of the decade, with Tom Cruise on a motorcycle and behind the wheel of an E28 BMW M5 being chased by the police and Rebecca Ferguson’s returning character, Ilsa Foust, through Paris. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. JW: Do you ever worry that a movie like Mission: Impossible Fallout promoting its dangerous stunts will make your work seem too dangerous and maybe even out of control? WE: No. Never. Nothing will ever happen in the movie unless I give the OK on it, action-wise. I create the actions sequences anyway from the get go, they’re not written into the story before we begin. It’s something that I create with [Christopher McQuarrie], the director, and… [Read full story]
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