'Mission: Impossible 7' to resume filming after coronavirus shutdown

Carla Harmon
June 3, 2020

The cast and crew did not undertake any work in Italy, as the global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus had led to the suspension of foreign air travel.

As per the latest news reports, the highly anticipated film, Mission: Impossible 7 starring Tom Cruise will resume their production work in the month of September.

The movie is due for release in November next year, and Tommy Gormley, first assistant director to helmer Christopher McQuarrie, recently revealed that they hope to be shooting on location in the United Kingdom and Italy by this September.

Talking with Variety, Pegg says that September is the plan for a restart on the film.

"People that are involved in any close proximity stuff, it will have to be determined that they're safe to do that", he told the outlet. "I don't know what the testing situation is, how that works, or whether they'll be able to be tested regularly".

Tommy went onto hint that "tens of thousands" of film industry staff needed to return to work, after nearly all Hollywood films were put on hold as COVID-19 continued to spread.

"We hope to restart in September", he told BBC Radio 4's Today program.

Now theatrical releases are scheduled to start up again in July but for that to happen we'll need to see theaters open. "Some things are very challenging such as stunt scenes, crowd scenes etc. but we can't do a "Mission Impossible" movie and not have a fight scene or auto scenes in it". "We are convinced we can do this".

Gormley added that the British Film Commission guidelines are "excellent" and was extremely bullish about the return to production on the Christopher McQuarrie-directed movie. He said it would not be without significant challenges given the scale of the shoot, its multiple locations, and "giant" crew, but added that it will be possible if "we break down all the procedures very carefully".

Paramount Pictures has delayed Mission: Impossible 7 and will now release on November 19, 2021, originally scheduled for July 21, 2021.

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