Genre: Action/Adventure.Thriller 2023
Rated PG- 13 for Intense sequences of violence and action.
Written and Directed by Christopher Mc Quarrie
Co-directed by Erik Jendresen
Produced by Tom Cruise and Christopher Mc Quarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Havley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegs, Vanessa Kirby, and Ferguson.
Edited by: Eddie Hamilton
Music by Lorlne Balfe
Production companies: Sky Dance, TC Production, and Newn Public Pictures.
Running time: 163mins
Box Office: $496.1million
The 2023 American spy action movie Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is directed by Christopher McQuarrie from a script he co-wrote with Erik Jendresen. It is the seventh entry in the Mission: Impossible movie series and the sequel to Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018).
The 6th Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Film Awards included a nomination for Most Anticipated Film for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.
A deadly new weapon that could endanger all of humanity if it gets into the wrong hands needs to be found by Ethan Hunt and the IMF team. A deadly race around the world starts, with the future and the fate of the world at stake. Ethan is forced to realize that nothing can matter more than the mission — not even the lives of those he cares about most. He is faced with a mysterious, all-powerful enemy.
A behind the scenes look about the creation of the AI in ‘MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING: PART ONE’. pic.twitter.com/p6Hy2RgY1c
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On June 19, 2023, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One had its world debut on the Spanish Steps in Rome. On July 12, 2023, Paramount Pictures released the film in theaters around the country.
It won praise from critics and viewers alike, earning over $496 million globally and ranking as the ninth highest-grossing movie of 2023. Dead Reckoning Part Two, a direct sequel, is scheduled for release on June 28, 2024.
- Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an IMF agent, and head of a team of operatives.
- Hayley Atwell as Grace, a thief, and Ethan’s new ally. Christopher McQuarrie called Atwell’s character a “destructive force of nature,” while Atwell admitted that her character’s commitments are “somewhat vague.”
- Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell, an IMF computer technician, Hunt’s best friend, and a member of his team.
- Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, an IMF technical field agent, Hunt’s friend, and a member of his team.
- Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, a disavowed MI6 agent who allied with Hunt’s team during Rogue Nation (2015) and Fallout (2018).
- Vanessa Kirby as Alanna Mitsopolis, who assumes the alias “White Widow” and deals in illicit weapons. Alanna is the child of Max, a deceased weapons broker who was first portrayed in the first movie by Vanessa Redgrave.
- Gabriel, played by Esai Morales, is a formidable terrorist and Ethan’s foe who seems to be collaborating with the Entity, a very strong AI system, to dominate the world. Before Ethan became an IMF agent, he and Ethan had a fateful encounter.
- Pom Klementieff played Paris, a French assassin who works for Aria. Leonard Nimoy’s character from the first Mission: Impossible television series also goes by the same name.
- Mariela Garriga as Marie, a woman from Ethan and Gabriel’s past, is seen only in brief flashbacks.
- Henry Czerny played Eugene Kittridge, the CIA’s current director and former IMF director, last seen in the 1996 film Mission: Impossible.
- Shea Whigham as Jasper Briggs, a US Intelligence agent tasked with hunting Ethan.
- Cary Elwes as Denlinger, the Director of National Intelligence.
- Greg Tarzan Davis as Degas, Briggs’ partner.
- Frederick Schmidt as Zola Mitsopolis, Alanna’s brother.
- On top of that, Mark Gatiss, Indira Varma, Rob Delaney, and Charles Parnell appear as the highest-ranking officials of the US intelligence services, standing in for the NRO, JSOC, DIA, and NSA, accordingly.
It was announced that Lorne Balfe, who had previously done so for Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) in early May 2020, will be returning to write the scores for the seventh and eighth Mission: Impossible movies. On June 23, 2022, Balfe’s song from the teaser video was made available online as a single by Paramount Song.
On June 19, 2023, the Spanish Steps in Rome served as the setting for the global premiere of Mission: Impossible- Dead Reckoning Part One.
On July 12, 2023, Paramount Pictures premiered Part One in theaters nationwide, with special “Early Access Fan Event” screenings taking place on July 10. It was made available in premium formats including IMAX, Dolby Cinema, 4DX, ScreenX, RPX, and others.
Is Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two the last one?
Even Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two director Christopher McQuarrie is unsure of how the film should conclude. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, the first chapter of a two-part story that will be wrapped up with the release of the sequel next year, is currently showing in theaters.