Moviegoers have known for years that Tom Cruise is dedicated to doing his own stunts, and when you’re starring opposite him on a film like The Mummy, it’s hard not to take the risks with him.
In a recent Access Hollywood interview, The Mummy star Annabelle Wallis talks about filming the incredible plane stunt seen in the trailers and how Tom Cruise saved her life when one of the takes started to go horribly wrong. Filmed in zero gravity, Cruise and Wallis boarded a Zero G plane to film the scene, which took 64 takes to get right, but one of those takes could’ve cost Wallis her life if not for Cruise.
“When you see me tumbling through the scene, I have to put the pack on. And I got stuck on the wire, and when you return to gravity, it returns at double the force, and I was stuck by my neck and I thought ‘Oh my God, I’m going to choke to death.’ So they count down. They go 5 … 4 … 3, and at 3, I said, ‘Tom, I’m stuck!’ And in classic Tom Cruise mode, he went, ‘Annabelle, I got you.’ … 1 … boom! And we landed. He did. He saved my life. I’m very thankful to him.”
You can see Wallis’ full interview below.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe. Here is the official synopsis:
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The Mummy will be released in theaters on June 9, 2017.
Source: Access Hollywood
Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up
Every year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.
I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.
If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!