The coronavirus pandemic may force Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7 to abandon plans to continue filming in Italy.
Production on Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7 was scheduled to take place in Venice, Italy, for weeks until the coronavirus pandemic forced filming to suspend indefinitely. Now, a report by Variety on Hollywood’s plans to ensure film and television sets are safe for workers notes that Mission: Impossible 7 may have to forgo the Italy shoot altogether.
According to the outlet, insiders say Tom Cruise is hoping to resume production on the next Mission: Impossible film resume production in June. However, those ambitions are likely to hindered by the lack of certainty regarding sufficient medical testing and the establishment of industry standards to ensure sets are free of the coronavirus, which will certainly raise the cost of productions.
Furthermore, Variety notes that insiders believe many productions that planned to film in foreign countries will have to turn to U.S. locations while travel restrictions remain in place. Consequently, the filmmakers behind Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7 are trying to determine whether they should abandon plans for the Italy shoot or delay that portion of production until fall. However, some public health experts warn that although the virus may die down towards the end of summer, it could potentially return in the fall and winter should it follow a similar trajectory as the 1918 flu pandemic.
How do you think Mission: Impossible 7 should handle the pandemic? Would you wait and see what happen in the fall or would you opt to take production to the U.S.? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the Tom Cruise film as it develops.
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible 7 stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Nicholas Hoult, Vanessa Kirby, and Henry Czerny.
Mission: Impossible 7 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on July 23, 2021.
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