Brave fans get a 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout' screening at a death-defying location from the film


With a $61 million opening weekend (the franchise’s best ever) and wildly enthusiastic reviews, Mission: Impossible — Fallout is shaping up to be the action film of the summer. Much of the credit for that success goes to the insane stunts pulled off by star Tom Cruise during writer/director Christopher McQuarrie’s sequel, all of which are best seen on the biggest IMAX screen you can find. Unless, that is, you happened to be in Norway recently.

A literally cliffhanging moment for Tom Cruise in <em>Mission: Impossible — Fallout</em>. (Photo: Paramount /Courtesy Everett Collection)
A literally cliffhanging moment for Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible — Fallout. (Photo: Paramount /Courtesy Everett Collection)

A few lucky (and intrepid) fans were treated to a screening of Mission: Impossible — Fallout at Pulpit Rock (also known as Preikestolen), a sky-high location above the Lysefjord that’s found in Forsand in western Norway. That spot is the setting for the film’s breathtaking final showdown between Cruise’s spy, Ethan Hunt, and Henry Cavill’s assassin, August Walker. And as Cruise made clear in the below tweet thanking those who attended the outdoor showing, it’s located 2,000 feet above ground leve and requires four hours of hiking (along a fence-less path, no less!) to reach.

Though Cruise was clearly disappointed that he couldn’t attend this once-in-a-lifetime cinematic experience, those who were fortunate enough to make it to Pulpit Rock no doubt felt like they were sitting in the clouds — literally. The site has long been a big tourist attraction (approximately 150,000 to 200,000 visit the cliff each year), including for BASE jumpers — the sort of daredevil activity that, one can imagine, would be right up Cruise’s alley, given his affinity for risking life and limb for audiences.

Mission: Impossible — Fallout is currently in theaters.

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