Mission: Impossible 7: Be it false allegations of murder or life-threatening attacks from a terrorist organization, nothing can bring Ethan Hunt’s (I’m)possible missions to a standstill. Upholding the spirit of his cherished character, Tom Cruise has resumed shooting of Mission: Impossible 7, in spite of the pandemic and a nationwide lockdown. The temporary shutdown of the entertainment industry definitely does not faze the international spy.
Stunt Accident Takes Place, Shoot Faces Delay
Apparently, the action film is facing significant delays in shooting as a major stunt scene, involving a motorcycle, which has resulted in an accident at the set in Oxfordshire, England. The whole stunt turned into a horrible mishap on August 11 Tuesday, when the motorcycle in discussion exploded and caught fire after racing off a high ramp. Fortunately, the stuntman riding the motorbike is safe as he made a pre-planned landing on a bed of cardboard-padded pillows. However, his motorbike went up in flames as the padding sparked with the heat and friction of the tires. This initiated a huge fire on the set. The smoke produced forced a neighboring airfield to close down. It is interesting to note that this particular sequence took six weeks to write and prepare for, not to mention the huge amount of money which the production house just lost. In addition to that, Tom Cruise is seriously pissed off by the fact that his movie is facing yet another setback, after a four-month-long delay due to coronavirus. Its theatrical date was initially scheduled for June 2021, which was shifted further to November 2021 due to the global crisis. Last month, the U.K. government gave special permission to the film’s team to resume shooting without 14-day quarantine rules. How cool is that!? Even the Crown isn’t immune to Tom Cruise’s charms.
An unnamed source from the production team mentioned, “This has been a massive challenge to the stage and has cost a fortune, not to mention weeks and weeks of construction. But when it came to the big day, it went horribly wrong. The idea was for the stuntman to land on some huge pillows filled with a card to cushion the blow, while the bike safely crashed to the ground a few meters away. Unfortunately, it was miscalculated. The heat and the friction of the tires meant that when the bike crashed, the cardboard padding sparked and went up in flames. The smoke was so bad they had to close a nearby RAF airfield.”
He also added:
“Fortunately, nobody was hurt but it’s a total catastrophe, not to mention extremely expensive for all concerned. Tom is very frustrated. Nobody wants more delays.” We feel you, Mr. Source! We want the next film ASAP, too.
If everything goes according to plan, Mission Impossible 7 should be here in November 2021. The eighth film in the series is scheduled for a release in November 2022.