The latest trailer of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has just been released and to no one’s surprise, Tom Cruise is back to laying the smackdown on BMWs. I don’t think the German company minds it one bit though because it’s a good way to get some product placement in arguably one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.
This partnership actually started in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol where we saw Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt, get up close and personal with an early prototype of the BMW i8. This time, Cruise still gets some quality time with some of BMW’s newest vehicles, but if you look closely, you’ll see that he also found a way to get in the saddle of a BMW S1000RR.
The scene plays out around the 16-second mark of the trailer, showing Cruise being chased along a winding road by gun-toting goons riding their own S1000RR bikes. It already looks like an incredible scene so I can only imagine what it’s going to look like in the actual movie.
One thing I do know is that motorcycles have always gotten some love in the movie franchise. I’m not going to blame you if you’ve forgotten about it, but a Triumph Daytona 955i and Triumph Speed Triple 955i did get some camera time in Mission Impossible II while a 2006 Triumph Bonneville received the same treatment in MI:3.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol didn’t have a lot of bikes in it, but it looks like Cruise will return to riding them in Rogue Nation. It’s also no surprise that he chose the S1000RR because something tells me that the decision to feature the bike in the movie has a lot to do with whatever cross-promotional agreement the franchise has with the German brand. Smart move, BMW.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation hits theaters on July 31 in the US.