Remember that scene in Mission: Impossible III, when Tom Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt must escape from enemy gunfire while rescuing a member of his IMF team (played by Keri Russell)? Or what about when Vincent, Tom Cruise’s character in Collateral, caused a shootout at a club in L.A. and had to make a quick getaway without getting caught?
How would you escape those situations differently? Ron Howard aims to find out.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, filmmakers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are developing a new reality TV show pilot for TNT in which contestants would have to escape from a situation inspired by the movies.
The Great Escape will challenge people to find a way out of a film-inspired setting using “everyday ingenuity” after being blindfolded and dropped in an “extreme environment.” For instance, contestants would have to find ways to escape a desert island, make a break from jail, and so on. The team that figures out how to escape wins a cash prize.
So we’d like to know – what Tom Cruise movie do you think you could escape from? How would you find a way out of those sticky situations Tom’s characters find themselves in, like outrunning the police in Minority Report? If you need a little help remembering some of those scenes, check out the Tom Cruise Career Retrospective, which highlights scenes from every one of his movies!
Tell us what films you’d like to contestants escape from on this new reality show, and share with us which movie you think you could get out of in the comments below!
Related Film Fact:
Ron Howard was the director for the Tom Cruise movie Far and Away.