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Mission Impossible: Tom Cruise on ‘tricky’ quarry scene

Mission: Impossible’s Tom Cruise has given rave reviews for a particular quarry scene in the franchise’s newest film. 

The new film, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, is fronted by Tom Cruise once again as the franchise – which began in 1996 – takes the storyline to new heights quite literally in some respects.

Eagle-eyed fans from England may have noticed the backdrop for a particular jaw-dropping scene as Cruise and Esai Morales fight on top of a speeding train in Darlton Quarry, Stoney Middleton.

The quarry has been out of production for a number of years but has become known as a popular rock-climbing spot across the main wall.

The quarry became a hive of activity in 2021 when filming took place which required a replica train and tracks to be built for multiple scenes in the movie.

The franchise’s leading actor Cruise and the film’s writer and director Christopher McQuarrie have recently voiced their approval for the quarry scene.

“There was not a surplus of trains available to be wrecked. We had to build the train if we wanted to destroy it,” McQuarrie said on social media.

“Crashing the train involved multiplying factors of difficulty. Every single camera had exactly one shot at getting it right.

“Everything you are seeing in this spectacular train sequence is done to invest the audience in these characters.”

Cruise added in a tweet: “This train sequence was tricky, but the outcome made it all worth it. I can’t wait for everyone to see it come to life.”

It’s not the first time that a quarry has been key to One of Hollywood’s latest productions after a Welsh quarry was featured in House of Dragon.

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