The latest Mission Impossible film shooting has been halted in the U.K. because one member from the production team tested positive for the Covid, a source close to production revealed. For 14 days filming on the “Tom Cruise” sequel will be shut down. Those involved in this will have to self isolate themselves. It is not clear how many people in the production team tested positive.
“We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing. We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation,” read a statement from the production.
The film had a lengthy production process complicated by Covid. In February 2020, Mission Impossible 7 was shut down due to Covid, which affected productions across the globe. In December 2020, audio surfaced of Tom berating members of the crew. In an audio recording released by The Sun, Tom could be heard shouting at a film crew on the project and saying if anyone is not following the 2m distance from one another will be dismissed. Tom is also the producer of the film. “I don’t ever want to see it again, ever! And if you don’t do it, you’re fired, if I see you do it again, you’re fucking gone. And if anyone in this crew does it – that’s it, and you too and you too … don’t you ever fucking do it again.”
He also said that he wouldn’t accept apologies. Many people are losing a home because the entertainment industry is shut. This will not put food on their table or pay for their college education.
Skydance and Paramount are behind Mission: Impossible, with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie. The cruise will be seen as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, with Esai Morales, Shea Whigham, Henry Czerny, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, and Pom Klementieff. The film will for May 27, 2022 release.
Mission impossible is series of American action spy films based on and a follow-on from the TV series of the same name created by Bruce Geller.