After a notable postponement period, the 7th instalment in the Mission Impossible franchise is resuming filming by September 2020. February marked the date where Tom Cruise & the entire staff were forced to leave their filming location of Italy, with the COVID-19 pandemic drastically implicating this nation. Some questioned that a new location would be scouted, avoiding another closure if a 2nd wave of the novel coronavirus infects Italy. It’s been confirmed that no alterations in their filming locations have been implemented.
Multiple productions in Hollywood were terminated following the coronavirus pandemic. Upcoming films like Avatar Two was forced into a hiatus, with this extending towards movies that were slated to release weeks before the epidemic broke out. Fast Nine’s release was postponed by twelve months, with other films like James Bond “No Time to Die” not hitting cinemas until November 2020.
Mission Impossible Seven would’ve been released by July 2021, with Paramount Pictures forced to delay its cinematic launch until November 2021. This prompted the 8th instalment of Mission Impossible to enter a postponement period. Most aren’t aware, but both upcoming chapters are interconnected films that’ll tell the prolonged end of Ethan Hunt’s career. Before these cinematic instalments can be released, the Mission Impossible Crew but receive clearance from local authorities to resume production. This will be a challenging task to accomplish within the United Kingdom. Christopher McQuarrie, the Director of MI7, will provide an official confirmation when production is resumed in the United Kingdom. For now, they’ve been provided clearance to resume in Italy.
The First Assistant Director of Mission Impossible Seven was questioned on the resuming of production. He noted that they’d begin shooting by September 2020 in Venice, Italy. Tommy Gormley mentioned that when Italy became infected with the novel coronavirus, they were filming in what’s now known as their epicentre location. Filming had to end several days before production in Italy was slated to end. Tommy also confirmed that the full filming location schedule is still being enacted, with their setting required for Ethan Hunt’s final adventure.
Obtaining access to filming in the United Kingdom will impose significant hurdles. New guidelines have been implemented by Boris Johnson, affecting multiple films from possibly returning to the country for years to come.