June 5, 2006
Cruise Plays Action Man for ‘M:I3′ Japan Premiere
By Julian Ryall
TOKYO -- Tom Cruise will recreate an action scene from "Mission: Impossible 3" when he travels to Japan later this month for the local premiere.
The film's distributor, United International Pictures, will spend 2 billion yen ($17.7 million) on the unprecedented publicity campaign before it opens in Japan in July.
Cruise will arrive at the June 20 Tokyo premiere in a speedboat, chased by a helicopter beneath the Rainbow Bridge, which crosses Tokyo Bay.
He also will commandeer a bullet train with 150 fans aboard and chat with them individually for the 2.5-hour journey from Tokyo to Osaka. After arriving in Osaka, the passengers will attend a gala screening of the movie.