World-famous Hollywood star Tom Cruise came to Istanbul for the filming of the second part of his latest film with the initiatives of Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy. The doors of the Grand Bazaar, which are closed on Sundays, were opened for Cruise.
Tom Cruise arrived in Istanbul for the filming of the second part of his latest film ‘Our Mission is Danger: Deadly Reckoning’ series, which was released on July 12.
The Grand Bazaar, which is closed on Sundays, was opened for Tom Cruise and the film crew to conduct a review. The Grand Bazaar hosted another agent movie, James Bond, twice.
Although Tom Cruise is 60 years old, he is not using stunts during the filming of the ‘Our Mission is Danger’ (Mission Impossible) films, in which he plays the character of Agent Ethan Hunt. Tom Cruise, who also drives a motorcycle in his normal life, also used many motorcycles in the movie's action scenes, which were released in the United States on July 12.
It was known that the film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie with a budget of $ 291 million, was the first part and that a sequel was coming. However, the film's subject and the shooting locations were kept a secret. It was revealed a few days ago that the film crew had chosen Istanbul for some of the scenes.
In addition to Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie, the directors of the film crew came to the Grand Bazaar and examined the place. The team first visited the Çuhacı Han, Cebeci Han, and Zincirli Han in the Grand Bazaar, then made examinations at the Buyukvalide Han outside the Grand Bazaar.
The Grand Bazaar also featured one of the most famous movie characters in the world, James Bond's “From Russia with Love”, filmed in 1963, and “Skyfall”, released in 2012. In 2012, James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, rode a motorcycle through the streets of the Grand Bazaar and on the roof of the historic building, fighting his enemies. However, claims that the roof of the historic building was damaged during the filming of the James Bond film had occupied the agenda for a long time.