BMW has confirmed its role as exclusive worldwide automotive partner of the next installment of Paramount Pictures’ legendary action film franchise, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, in theaters from July 31. This is the second time BMW has accepted the mission to lend its superior technological support to the film’s production crew, enabling it to deliver breathtaking automotive stunt scenes shot around the globe. BMW previously partnered with Paramount on the 2011 successful release of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
The film’s official trailer offers fans a first glimpse of the high-adrenaline action that only Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his Impossible Mission Force (IMF) team can deliver – including spectacular driving scenes where the new BMW M3 is put through its paces. Its renowned high-performance capabilities made the fifth generation M3 sports car the perfect choice to perform precision driving sequences, the likes of which have never been seen before.
The M division’s philosophy and dynamic design leaves no doubt about the M3’s motorsport genes while the BMW Motorrad S 1000 RR, which is also seen in the film trailer, represents the ultimate performance on two wheels.
BMW ConnectedDrive, which offers uniquely intelligent connectivity between driver, car and environment, was always on hand for the IMF team as they travelled around the globe. This highly innovative system also offers enhanced safety and driving comfort in real life, with features such as camera and driving assistance systems playing an important role.
We are delighted to again be a part of one of the most exciting action film franchises in movie history, said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management for BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW. Dynamic performance and BMW ConnectedDrive make our BMW models the perfect cars for Ethan Hunt and his team, who use the vehicles’ ground-breaking functions and cutting-edge technology to make sure the good guys come out on top. The BMW M3 combines motorsport DNA with everyday practicality in an emotionally powerful concept quite unlike any other car.
Here you have pics of Tom out for a walk in London today.
And we’ve also added pics of him arriving at a hotel in Central London yesterday.
Tom was spotted in London last night leaving Lou Lou’s Private Members Club in Mayfair. We’ve added a lot of HQ’s.
Tom attended Armani 40 Anniversary dinner at Nobu restaurant in Milan las night. He arrived to the restaurant with Armani’s niece Roberta.
Here you have a pic of Tom in Milan with Roberta Armani. He is there for the 40th anniversary of Giorgio Armani’s fashion empire tomorrow.
Tom is circling the title role in Disney’s long-gestating musical comedy “Bob the Musical,” multiple individuals familiar with the high-concept project have told TheWrap.
Tom is not officially attached to star at the moment, but Disney has had its eye on him since as far back as January.’The Artist’ director Michel Hazanavicius is also being courted to direct.
Representatives for Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment, while a representative for Cruise declined to comment.
Allan Loeb wrote a recent draft of the script, which follows a regular guy who can suddenly hear the inner songs of everyone’s heart after suffering a blow to the head. His reality instantly becomes a musical, much to his dismay.
The project would represent a departure of late for Cruise, who is coming off the action movies “Jack Reacher,” ‘Oblivion’ and “Edge of Tomorrow.”
“Bob the Musical” has been in development since 2004 and over the past decade, several filmmakers have circled the project including Phil Lord and Chris Miller and “Hairspray’s”Adam Shankman, who directed Tom in the 2012 musical “Rock of Ages.”
Tripp Vinson and Beau Flynn are producing “Bob the Musical” with Chris Bender and J.C. Spink of Benderspink.
Cruise next stars in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and will soon begin filming Doug Liman’s crime thriller “Mena” with Domhnall Gleeson of “Harry Potter” and future “Star Wars” fame. He’s represented by CAA and Greenberg Glusker.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor Domhnall Gleeson is in talks to join Tom in the Universal, Imagine and Cross Creek co-production ‘Mena’.
If a deal closes, Gleeson would join Sarah Wright, who is on board to join the cast with Doug Liman set to direct. Brian Grazer will produce for his Imagine Entertainment along with Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson as well as Doug Davidson.
Pic is based on the spec by Gary Spinelli and follows Barry Seal, a TWA pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America. Seal finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the U.S., one that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House through the Iran Contra scandal.
Cross Creek will finance the pic. Kim Roth will exec produce and oversee the project for Imagine, with senior VP of production Kristin Lowe overseeing for Universal. Jason Seagrave will oversee on behalf of Cross Creek.
Tom was at CinemaCon in Las Vegas today where he has showed two clips from Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation and some behind-the-scenes of the plane stunt. Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson were with him.
We’ve also added a pic from yesterday already in Las Vegas of Tom with vice-chairman of Paramount, Rob Moore and with stunt driver Paul Dallenbach.