It only took 20 minutes for all 1,500 tickets to the Norwegian premier of the new Mission: Impossible film to sell out. The premier on August 1 will be shown outdoors, atop the mountain called Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) where scenes from the film were shot.
“It will be a special experience, I can guarantee that,” said Bjarte Sveinsvoll Dagestad, mayor of Forsand in Rogaland County where Preikestolen is located. He was happy that the action scene filmed atop Preikestolen, which rises dramatically from the Lysefjord, on Norway’s west coast, was given four minutes in the film starring actor Tom Cruise.
Ticket buyers didn’t seem to care that in the story line of the film itself, the Norwegian mountain is placed in India. Artistic license on the part of its director, perhaps, and both Dagestad and local tourism promoters claim they’re not disappointed. The film will open at Norwegian cinemas two days later.