Paramount Pictures will no longer be filming ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ and ‘Mission: Impossible 8’ simultaneously, the deadline has revealed.
Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie intended to release the films with only a year off – in July 2021 and August 2022 – but the postponement of the films and the delay in filming meant that possibility was ruled out.
The problem is, star Tom Cruise will now have to leave on his ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ world tour promoting the July premiere, causing a scheduling conflict with the filming of the eighth film.
Production of “Mission: Impossible 8” will begin shortly after Cruise completes promotional duties for “Maverick”.
In a February 14 post on Instagram, McQuarrie confirmed the filming of ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ in the Middle East and said he would return to London for “some finishing touches” ahead of his “biggest challenge yet” , adding the hashtag “# MI7MI8”.
Recordings for ‘Mission Impossible 7’ have been on hiatus since December 18, when Tom Cruise traveled from London to Miami to spend Christmas with his son Connor.
As the UK has seen an increase in infections caused by viral mutations, filming will be moved from Leavesden Studios to Longcross Film Studios.
Production of ‘Mission Impossible 7’ is scheduled to be completed by May 2021.
Christopher McQuarrie is the director.
The cast also includes Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Vanessa Kirby, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett.
Previously scheduled for July 2021, ‘Mission Impossible 7’ will hit theaters on November 18, 2021.
Meanwhile, ‘Mission Impossible 8’ will be released on November 3, 2022, three months after its original date.
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