"Reportedly Unveiled: Stunt Insurance Details for Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible 7"
Tom Cruise's stunt insurance for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One was significantly less expensive than you might have thought, according to a recent article.
The amount of Tom Cruise's stunt insurance for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One has been made public in a recent publication. Dead Reckoning Part One, which was released in theaters in July 2023, is reportedly Cruise's farewell to the franchise, though this has not been confirmed. Dead Reckoning Part Two is approximately halfway through filming and is set for release on June 28, 2024. Cruise performed some of his most audacious stunts to date for the most recent film, including a huge train accident sequence and a motorbike cliff jump.The Wrap just published an article detailing the cost of Cruise's insurance for the stunts in Mission: Impossible 7. The entire cost of a movie's insurance, which includes coverage for the actors, sets, props, clothes, and equipment, usually falls between 1% and 2.5% of the total budget. This would place Dead Reckoning Part One's insurance costs between $2.9 million and $4.4 million, given that its budget was $291 million. However, extra coverage—which "may cost 5% to 20% of policy limits and require a deductible of up to 10%"—was probably necessary due to Cruise's exceptionally risky actions.
Dead Reckoning Part Two, which features more of Cruise's riskiest actions to date, probably required the acquisition of a sizable insurance policy. Filming for the second installment began in March 2022, and by December, the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier was being used for filming in the Adriatic Sea. Though director Christopher McQuarrie revealed that Part Two has some underwater scenes, it's unclear exactly what kinds of scenes were shot there. This could give Cruise the chance to break Kate Winslet's record for the most breath-taking record he set on Rogue Nation in Avatar: The Way of Water.
Set images from Part Two's production, which is presently on hold because of the SAG-AFTRA strike, show Cruise pulling off several aerial acrobatics. He's been seen paragliding from the top of a mountain in England and hanging out the outside of a biplane in South Africa. Owing to the multiple production setbacks brought on by the pandemic, the budget for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One soared to about $300 million, which therefore increased the cost of insurance. But, just like in Part One, the money invested to guarantee Cruise's stunts in Part Two ought to be wisely used.