In the newly published Mission Impossible 7: Deadly Verdict – Part 1Artificial intelligence (AI) is well known to be the rival for intrepid agent Ethan Hunt to beat.
On this occasion, Tom Cruise’s character must prevent an AI-controlled weapon from falling into the wrong hands and putting the whole world in danger. And he was the director of the movie Christopher McQuarriewho Cruise years ago – while looking for a new villain – suggested that the threat in the seventh installment in the series had to do with advanced computer brains.
“We’ve been threatening nuclear threats, we’ve been doing chemical threats, biological threats, rabbit’s foot, and God knows what threat that was… So we tried to keep our heads cool, looked outside, and saw the great conversation I was having “It was about technology very early on, information technology, and now everyone’s talking about AI,” the filmmaker commented in an interview with colliders.
In the first conversations McQuarrie and Cruise had about it — between 2018 and 2019 — the director assumed that while the topic of AI would have been “too intellectual” for most people two or three years earlier, he was already considering it had been something closer to everyday life at the time of his proposal. But it’s not just that: McQuarrie felt that artificial intelligence was generating real concern on a global scale, and this made him think of the fear that prevailed in Cold War times over a possible nuclear catastrophe.
“Growing up, the Cold War was very real; he was very present. We believed that nuclear annihilation threatened us; that at any moment there could be a war between two or three nuclear superpowers,” the filmmaker recalled in his interview colliders. “When you saw a film about the Cold War, you didn’t need someone to explain the threat of the Cold War to you. You just felt it. It was something you brought to the film. So my conversation with Tom was, “What are people bringing to the film now?” They’re not bringing the Cold War and they’re not bringing the war on terror, they’re bringing something new. And what is? what is this fear
Part of the current zeitgeist, according to McQuarrie, is concern about how technology is affecting more and more parts of our lives. so with mission impossible 7he wanted to offer a kind of catharsis in the face of the terror caused by artificial intelligence.
“That’s what the film is about,” he insisted. “When one went to see top gun In 1986 the Cold War was very real. This fear was something you [como audiencia] They contributed to it and they enjoyed the film because this film told them that everything would turn out well in the end. I showed them a way out.
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On the other hand, McQuarrie expected the forthcoming eighth part of the saga Impossible Mission – the second part of Deadly Judgment coming out in Summer 2024 – gets even wilder when it comes to depicting the danger of AI.
“[El coguionista] “Erik Jendresen and I have been working on this and the second part for a long time,” added the director. “There are very prescient things in the second part, if you think about it [de la inteligencia artificial] It’s amazing, it will drive you crazy in the second part.
Mission Impossible 7: Deadly Verdict – Part 1 It is currently showing in Mexican cinemas.