Director Brian De Palma has revealed how the first scene opens An impossible task the batch changed completely after the advice of filmmaker George Lucas.
“When George saw An impossible task he said, ‘There are no regulations for this matter. You have to set this thing up! You have to have a scene where they all sit around the table and everyone gets instructions on what is going to happen, ”De Palma revealed in an interview Ignite the fuse podcast.
The scene to which De Palma refers is that the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) sits around the table with Jon Voight’s Jim Phelps and tells the details of the mission they intend to perform in Prague. However, according to De Palma, this scene was not in the original cut of the film until Lucas’s advice made the director go back and take the opening set again.
“At first we had this very weird scene – I find it hard to remember now – with Voight and somehow a jealous thing with his wife and Tom, and then we got to the first task. And when George saw the movie, it was the first thing he said, ‘What are these people do? This is An impossible task, it’s a bunch of guys doing something! So you have to get them around the table and tell the audience what they should do, and that’s what we did. We went back and were shot. So it’s an example of us helping each other. “
De Palma An impossible task is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, while the seventh installment of the Tom Cruise-guided espionage series is in production before its release in May 2022.