It’s been nearly 26 years since Tom Cruise broke into the Seventh Art as IMF agent Ethan Hunt. The first Mission: Impossible movie came, saw, and won, forever changing the spy and action genre. Since then, the actor has reprised the role in five more films, with two more on the way.
Paramount begins filming the final installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.
The American film studio Paramount Pictures has begun filming the eighth film, “Mission: Impossible,” which should be the last in this famous franchise—directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
Paramount Studios has begun filming a new part of Mission Impossible’s action movie about the invincible secret agent Ethan Hunt. This was reported on March 24 by Collider.
At the same time, the shooting of the last seventh part of the franchise has not yet been completed. Due to the difficulties caused by the pandemic, multiple freezes on filming, the illness of the artists and crew (Cruz himself contracted covid in the first days after the start of filming in Italy, where the first wave of the disease then began), as well as scandals, the cost of the film significantly exceeded the planned amount. And now amount to 290 million dollars. Thus, this part has already become the most expensive franchise to produce.
It is known that “Mission Impossible 7” will describe the events that occur after the events of the sixth part. Old acquaintances will make the role of assistants to the character of Tom Cruise of fans of the franchise Simon Peg and Ving Rhames, and Rebecca Ferguson will again play the role of Ilsa Faust, a former agent of MI6. A newcomer will play the role of the main villain to the franchise, Esai Morales.
Mission: Impossible: Fallout, the last of the released parts, became the highest-grossing film in the series. The 2018 release grossed $791.6 million worldwide.
The release dates for the seventh and eighth parts of the Mission Impossible franchise have been shifted several times due to covid. The film release dates are now July 14, 2023, for Mission: Impossible 7 and June 28, 2024, for Mission: Impossible 8.
The deadlines for the back-to-back productions have been changed due to the pandemic, which has created a lot of disruption throughout the film industry.
Last year, Tom spoke about the challenge of getting production up and running in the midst of the global health crisis.
The 59-year-old actor was determined to get back to work, even though the pandemic threatened to derail his plans.