With the pandemic, making a film and bringing it to theaters has become a mission impossible . After numerous postponements , however, Mission Impossible 7 has a new launch date, even if not just around the corner: the theatrical release is in fact set for July 2023, in more than a year. And in addition to having a date, now finally the film has an official name, that is Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 .
It was revealed by Tom Cruise through a video message broadcast on the occasion of CinemaCon, an industry event held in Los Angeles where film studios come together to show projects in progress and those ready for debut. The emphasis falls not so much on the "showdown", as on that "part 1", which refers to the eighth film in the series, whose filming is busy right now Cruise: the release is scheduled for 2024. The title, barring surprises, should therefore be in this case Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 2.
A trailer for Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 was also screened in the frame of CinemaCon , but at the moment it has not yet been released online : and therefore we must be content with the description of who has had the opportunity to see it. In the first scene there is the protagonist Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise, in fact) on a plane flying over a canyon in South Africa. The scene is accompanied by a mysterious voice that admonishes: " Your days of struggle for the greater good are over. You have to choose which side you are on".
Ethan Hunt, therefore, will be called upon to make a strong ethical choice. The other actors besides Cruise who appear on screen during the trailer are Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson (with a blindfold covering one eye), Henry Czerny (a return from the first Mission: Impossible) and Vanessa Kirby.
The trailer, as we can imagine, is all about the spectacular action, which is the fundamental figure of the saga: daring escapes on foot, chases by motorbike but also (for the first time) on horseback, blows from orbi on running trains and the already famous stunt scene in which Cruise launches a Norway motorcycle off a cliff: a sequence that the actor called " by far the most dangerous thing I've done in my life ".