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15 Things You Need To Know Before You See MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT - Movies In Focus
Mission: Impossible – Fallout hits cinema screens around the globe at end of July. The sixth instalment in the long-running spy franchise once again sees Tom Cruise conduct gravity defying stunts as intrepid IMF agent Ethan Hunt. Before you check out the Christopher McQuarrie directed film – you’ll want to know these fifteen Mission: Impossible facts. The films are based on a television show created by Bruce Geller. The show ran for 7 seasons (1966-1973) and 171 episodes. Over the years its cast included Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Leonard Nemoy, Barbara Bain, Lesley Ann Down and Sam Elliott. Lalo Schrifrin composed the now iconic theme tune – which is still used in the movies. An updated version of the show aired in 1988. It ran for 2 seasons (35 episodes) but it never matched the success of the original. Until Mission: Impossible- Fallout, each entry in the series had a different director. Brian De Palma, John Woo, J.J Abrams, Brad Bird all filmed instalments. Christopher McQuarrie is the first director to comeback for directing duties. Joe Carnahan and David Fincher have come close to directing entries into the franchise. Peter Graves turned down the chance to reprise the role of Jim Phelps [...]