Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two: Tom Cruise is filming scenes on an aircraft carrier in Italy

Tom Cruise is back on the aircraft carriers. This time, for his other giant franchise – the Mission Impossible series.

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Tom Cruise is back on the decks of an aircraft carrier, but it’s not for a new Top Gun. The Maverick star was seen choppering to what may be the USS George H.W. Bush after arriving in Bari, an Italian port city. Cruise has been filming scenes for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One around Italy, including Venice and Rome. As the two parts film back-to-back, it would seem the country will be playing a big part across both films.

Variety reports that Antonio Parente, the head of the Apulia Film Commission, that Cruise had flown into Bari, which is the Apulia region’s capital city, on Saturday. After spending the night in Bari’s 5-star Hotel Delle Nazioni, Cruise hopped on a private helicopter from the Bari airport on Sunday to go shoot scenes for the eighth Mission: Impossible entry on a U.S. aircraft carrier “which is probably the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush, but we are not sure,” Parente said.

He added, “The U.S. naval vessel was near the Italian coast when Cruise boarded it, but it is now somewhere between Italy and Croatia.” Parente was quick to show his enthusiasm for the city being chosen to host the scenes that will be featured in the epic blockbuster. “We are proud that [the] Apulia [region] has been chosen as the operational base for this rather complex shoot,” he says. According to Parente, the Apulia Film Commission had liaised with Paramount Italia but only provided help with airport logistics for the Mission: Impossible shoot.

Cruise had also shared a behind-the-scenes video for Dead Reckoning Part One that documents the training and preparation for a massive motorcycle jump stunt that took place on a cliff in Hellesylt, Norway. The location of the jump was isolated, so rigs for the stunt that would be built for the ramp were flown in piece-by-piece by helicopter. The production for Dead Reckoning Part Two on the arctic island of Svalbard, which is off the coast of Norway.

The locations for these entries are seemingly getting increasingly exotic, and that’s what is to be expected for a Tom Cruise production that are to be the final installments in his banner franchise.

Source: Variety

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