Christopher McQuarrie considered de-aging technique for Tom Cruise in MI7
The filmmaker had considered to make the actor appear in his 1989 look as Ethan Hunt
Filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie has recently revealed that he had almost thought of de-aging actor Tom Cruise for the opening sequence in the recently released Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One.
The filmmaker had considered to make the actor appear in his 1989 look as Ethan Hunt. However, the filmmaker did not use de-ageing on the grounds of inconsistency.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, during an interview with GamesRadar+ and Total Film, Christopher said, “Originally, there had been a whole sequence at the beginning of the movie that was going to take place in 1989. We talked about it as a cold open, we talked about it as flashbacks in the movie, we looked at de-aging.”
“One of the big things about (the de-aging) I was looking at while researching, I kept saying, ‘Boy, this de-aging is really good’ or ‘This de-aging is not so good.’ Never did I find myself actually following the story. I was so distracted by an actor that I had known for however long was now suddenly this young person,” he added.
However the filmmaker said that he might use the technique sometime in the future. “In researching that (technology), I cracked the code – I think – on how best to approach it. By then, we had kind of moved away from it. We may still play with it. We never say never,” he said.