Tom Cruise Takes On AI And Cryptocurrency in Upcoming “Impossible” Movie


Tom Cruise is set to star in the upcoming film “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” with the movie set to be released on July 12, 2023. This seventh film in the franchise is produced by Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA)(NASDAQ: PARAA) and is expected to bring together two of the most popular trends from the past three years: cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence (AI).

Internet users speculate that the movie will include scenes that involve cryptocurrency and AI. For example, a Twitter user shared that “Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) offers Grace (Hayley Atwell) $4 million in ‘cryptocurrency’ via a ledger. The villain group makes a transaction of $100 million in crypto.” Additionally, a Reddit user commented that the movie uses the terms “Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (CRYPTO ETH)” instead of a more general cryptocurrency term.

An article from QZ discusses a separate film which covers the topic of AI. It reports that “What if artificial intelligence surpassed humans and went on to rule the world? Would we start begging AI to spare our lives? These are some of the questions that linger in viewers minds after watching.” The article also notes that the movie features an AI tool called “The Entity,” which is rogue and performs tasks such as scrubbing video feeds, cracking security codes, and impersonating people.

The plot of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning” reads, “Ethan Hunt and the IMF team must track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity if it falls into the wrong hands.” The warnings about AI are issued by a company that is known for creating fake websites, while Tom Cruise is now working with movie studios to integrate artificial intelligence into films.

The past box office of the movies in the Mission Impossible franchise are as follows:

Mission: Impossible (1996): Domestic $181.0 Million, worldwide $181.0 Million
Mission: Impossible II (2000): Domestic sales of $215.4 millions, international sales of $546.4 millions
Mission: Impossible III (2006): 134.0 domestic million dollars, 398.5 worldwide millions
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 2011: Domestic revenue of $209.4 millions, worldwide revenue of $694.7 millions
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015: $195.0 domestic, $682.7 worldwide
Mission: Impossible – Fallout 2018: Domestic $220.2 Million, worldwide $791.1 Million

The use of cryptocurrency in the film plays on the idea that they are used for black markets, a connection to the old Silk Road which saw Bitcoin as the primary payment method for many illegal activities. The warnings about AI and the integration of AI technologies into films can also be seen as a reflection of the global events and threats that were depicted in the film.

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