Tom Cruise’s special agent Ethan Hunt lands in Kashmir to save the world in Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, IANS reported.
When the after-effects of an attack cause an epidemic in several parts of the world including India, the team travels to Kashmir to mitigate the danger threatening the population of three countries. This will reportedly be the final sequence of the film. “It is followed by the stuff which has always remained a favourite among the audiences – thrilling action scenes,” the report said. Although the film references India and the Indian Army several times, the portions set in Kashmir have been shot in New Zealand.
Director Christopher McQuarrie told IANS that they wanted to shoot the film in India, but permissions came in the way. “We wouldn’t have had permission to shoot a helicopter chase sequence anywhere in the world apart from New Zealand,” he said.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the sixth installment in the spy action franchise, which began in 1996. Based on the television series of the same name, the films revolve around the adventures of Ethan Hunt, an agent of the fictional Impossible Missions Force.
The latest installment sees Hunt’s loyalty being questioned by the Central Intelligence Agency while he’s being chased by assassins and former allies as he tries to complete his mission. Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, and Alec Baldwin reprise their roles from previous films, while Henry Cavill and Wes Bentley join the franchise. The film will be released on July 27 in India as well as the United States of America.
Early reviews of Mission: Impossible – Fallout have been favourable. Fandango’s Erik Davis tweeted that the sequel is “absolutely fantastic”, while Collider’s Steve Weintraub said it is “loaded with intense action”. Buzzfeed film critic Adam Vary also tweeted his appreciation for the film.