Watch Tom Cruise ride a motorcycle off a cliff and parachute to safety in "biggest stunt" ever

Cruise performing a motorcycle stunt “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,”
Cruise performing a motorcycle stunt “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,”   -  Copyright  AP Photo
By Theo Farrant  & AP

Look! Up in the sky!

Is it a bird? 

Is it a plane? 

No. 

It's Tom Cruise...

In what has been described as the "biggest stunt in cinema history", new footage of Hollywood star Tom Cruise riding a motorcycle off a cliff and parachuting to safety has been released to the world. 

The spectacular death-defying feat, which was filmed in September 2020 in Hellesylt, Norway, will be part of the latest instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

"This is far and away the most dangerous thing we have ever attempted," Cruise says in the featurette released by Paramount Pictures. 

Which is saying a lot considering he's climbed the Burj Khalifa in Ghost Protocol, hung out of a plane in Rogue Nation, and done a HALO jump in Fallout... 

The behind the scene looks at the filming of the stunt also reveals that Cruise performed the stunt six times in one day. 

Pretty impressive for a 60-year-old... 

The highly-anticipated Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is set to be released in the United States on 14 July 2023.

Check out the video above for a look at Cruise's insane stunt.

Video editor • Theo Farrant