MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION Left to right: Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt and Jeremy Renner plays William Brandt in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions Photo credit: David James © 2015 PARAMOUNT PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, facing his most blisteringly impossible mission yet, in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth installment in the constantly accelerating action-thriller series. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher, The Usual Suspects), with Oscar®-winning cinematographer Robert Elswit, ASC behind the camera (There Will Be Blood, Inherent Vice) and story by McQuarrie and Drew Pearce. Cruise and J.J. Abrams also worked on the film as producers.
The story kicks off with Hunt uncovering the unwelcome reality that a rogue nation called The Syndicate is not only real, but a ticking time bomb about to detonate worldwide if he doesn’t act. The CIA doesn’t buy it, and Hunt’s own team is under threat. Every quality that has made him indispensable is tested as he faces the ultimate nemesis: his ability to move deliberately in heart-stopping circumstances, his finesse travelling glamorous global locales, and his desire to see evil punished and good prevail.
The end of the year brings great films to the big screen. It has become one of the best times to go to the theater, and not just because it is too cold to do anything else. The studios release many of the films that will compete for Oscars®.
A number of the movies releasing this winter were made on Kodak film. We take great pride in continuing to partner with some of the world’s most talented filmmakers. Like you, we look forward to seeing their creations on the big screen. A sampling of the list includes:
In a small American coal town, the disappearance of a boy draws a young miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive and a local 14-year-old together in a web of secrets.
A wide variety of movies made on Kodak film are heating up the late summer box-office – from a unique view of U.S. history through the eyes of a White House servant, to the adventures of a teenager who is a half-angel warrior forced to protect the world from demons. The fun of summer doesn’t have to end just yet, and the following films should help keep the good vibrations going.
Blue Jasmine:Woody Allen’s latest film follows New York socialite Jasmine (played by Cate Blanchett) who heads to San Francisco to live with her sister after everything in her life falls to pieces. Allen and Javier Aguirresarobe, AEC, ASC knew celluloid was the right choice for the story. “The special texture of color provided by Kodak emulsions is important to me, especially for skin tones and faithful reproduction of the true colors of the scene we are shooting,” explains Aguirresarobe. “Blue Jasmine went to the DI process with such a base of color and thickness that we could gain access to the definitive tones very quickly. The negative provides an enormous flexibility at the color correction stage, and it provides a wonderful image texture.” (In theaters now) Read more in this InCamera article: Aguirresarobe Reteams with Allen for Blue Jasmine
Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in Runner, Runner (Scott Garfield, © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
In Runner, Runner, Justin Timberlake plays Richie, a needy, ambitious grad student who pays off his college tuition bills with money he wins gambling. When he thinks he has the system figured out, he risks it all at an unregulated offshore gambling website — and loses. He decides he must confront the entrepreneur who cheated him, and that man, played by Ben Affleck, offers him a job. It seems like a dream gig, but eventually the party turns ominous. He realizes too late that he is so far in that he might not be able to get out.
Mauro Fiore, ASC and director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Take) turned their cameras on this story in Puerto Rico, which stood in for Costa Rica because it was a U.S. territory and offered more of an infrastructure for filmmaking. In 2009, Fiore won an OSCAR® for his work on Avatar, and his other feature credits include Real Steel, The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces, The Island, Tears of the Sun, and Training Day.