The runtime of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One has been revealed, making it the longest of the franchise.
I can’t think of many franchise movies which get shorter as they head to the finish line, and the latest Mission: Impossible movie will be no exception. IGN has revealed the official runtime for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, and it stands as the longest of the franchise at two hours and 36 minutes without credits.
That’s somewhat less than the rumoured Dead Reckoning runtime, but it’s still the longest for the Mission: Impossible franchise. The first movie clocked in at 110 minutes, followed by Mission: Impossible 2 at 124 minutes, Mission: Impossible 3 at 126 minutes, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol at 133 minutes, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation at 131 minutes, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout at 147 minutes.
Director Christopher McQuarrie, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Erik Jendresen, recently announced on Instagram that he had picture locked on Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. We still have over a month to wait until the much-anticipated sequel hits theaters, but I can’t wait to see how McQuarrie and Tom Cruise top themselves yet again. When the pair got together to brainstorm the new sequel, they each had an outrageous stunt that they wanted to bring to the screen.
At the start of this movie, I said to Tom, ‘What do you want to do?’ He said, ‘I want to drive a motorcycle off of a cliff. What do you want to do?’ And I said, ‘I want to wreck a train.’ We’re enormous fans of Buster Keaton, John Frankenheimer, David Lean, all of these filmmakers who, at one time or another, had a fabulous train wreck. I thought, ‘I’ve earned that, I want to wreck one too.’
“Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands,” reads the official synopsis. “With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most.“
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One will hit theaters on July 12th, followed by Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two on June 28, 2024.