Bruce Straley, the game director behind Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, has tweeted a set of comparison images that suggest the train sequence in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One was copied straight from the iconic opening of Naughty Dog’s 2007 game. Christopher McQuarrie, who directed the new film with Tom Cruise and was recently asked about the similarities, has reportedly told reporters that while he has heard of Uncharted, the team drew no inspiration from the game. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning opened on July 12 and set a new five-day U.S. opening record with $80 million.
Previous best 5-day opening belonged to 2000’s Mission: Impossible II, which cleared a Wednesday-Sunday take over Memorial Day weekend of $78.8M. The 3-day record still belongs to 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout which posted $61.2M. Dead Reckoning is seeing a 3-day of $56.2M at 4,327 theaters, including Imax and PLF auditoriums. Dead Reckoning reps Oscar- winning filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie’s third time directing a Mission movie after 2015’s Rogue Nation and Fallout. Technically, he has four Mission movies under his belt, as he’s also directing Dead Reckoning Part Two. That movie had to pause recently because of the SAG-AFTRA strike.
🤔— Bruce Straley (@bruce_straley) July 15, 2023
…the sincerest form of flattery! 😉 pic.twitter.com/qwVrLWqj2A