After talking to writer-director Christopher McQuarrie about his experience working on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, it seems as though there was absolutely nothing traditional about how they went about making this film. Whereas one might expect the story to come before the action sequences, the exact opposite happened here. First, McQuarrie and his team isolated the stunts that they wanted to pull off and then they built the narrative around them.
During my one-on-one interview with McQuarrie in Vienna just before the film’s world premiere at the Vienna State Opera, he discussed the stunt that was key to breaking story on Rogue Nation, teased an Easter egg worth keeping an eye (ear?) out for, revealed how much of the underwater sequence is digital and tons more. You can hear about it all in the video interview below. Mission: Impossible – RogueNation is Now playing in theaters and IMAX!