Tom Cruise needs no introduction, the Hollywood star has made a living putting his life on the line to entertain filmgoers for well over two decades. With his latest release, Mission: Impossible- Fallout, Cruise continued his daredevilry jumping off a building, piloting a helicopter and even performing a HALO jump.
There was, however, one stunt in the film that did not gather much attention and that was Cruise's scaling of the Pulpit Rock, the 604-meter high tourist attraction in Norway. But, in true Cruise style he did it, and now so have over 2,000 others who scaled the peak to attend a special screening of Fallout.
Organised by Paramount Pictures, the special screening saw 2,000 fans treck up the mountain to attend the screening on Wednesday night. They then returned on Thursday morning after spending the night on top of the famed cliff, where the climax takes place, substituting for Kashmir.
The two-hour hike did not put off any of these fans, eager to catch a glimpse of the sixth instalment in the franchise. Tickets were reportedly sold out within minutes, and the screening quickly became a moment engraved in the fan's memories.
While he was not present, Cruise tweeted: "2,000 feet, 2,000 people, 4 hours of hiking. The most impossible screening of #MissionImpossible Fallout. Thank you all for coming! I wish I could have been there."
"The screening was organised to promote tourism in the region, following the filming of Mission: Impossible Fallout in that location," Paramount Pictures said. New Zealand and Norway substituted for Kashmir after the crew did not receive permission to shoot in India for the film.
Fallout is currently running in theatres globally after netting $6 million in previews, the highest of the franchise. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film also features Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin.