After several postponements, Mission Impossible 7 has finally been dated July 12, 2023 in France. But where is the filming of this 7th episode of the saga carried by Tom Cruise?
On the occasion of the broadcast of Mission Impossible 3 on W9, we invite you to take stock of the 7th installment of the franchise of super-spy Ethan Hunt.
This component was first to be shot at the same time as the 8th, but the health crisis decided otherwise. Tom Cruise and the production have therefore decided to complete the filming of Mission Impossible 7, thus pushing back the release dates of the two opuses.
YOUR MISSION, IF YOU ACCEPT IT…
Thus, according to the wish of the interpreter of Ethan Hunt, he will be able to devote himself to the world promotional tour of Top Gun Maverick before continuing on the filming of Mission Impossible 8.
If the 7th part is currently in the post-production phase, the filming of the next one just started last December with a stunt that promises to be one of the craziest in the franchise.
After a break that will allow Tom Cruise to promote Top Gun 2, shooting can resume for MI8, a priori in South Africa to start.
Last January, Paramount Pictures and Skydance decided to once again postpone the theatrical releases of the last two Mission Impossible, which were respectively scheduled for September 28, 2022 and July 5, 2023 in France.
It is through a press release relayed by varietyamong other things, that the production companies have announced the postponement of the two films worn by Tom Cruise and directed by Christopher McQuarrie for July 2023 and June 2024:
“After careful consideration, Paramount Pictures and Skydance have decided to postpone the release dates for Mission: Impossible 7 & 8 in response to delays due to the ongoing pandemic. The new release dates will be July 12, 2023 and June 26, respectively. 2024. We look forward to providing moviegoers with an unprecedented cinematic experience.”
The health crisis is an additional brake on the filming of these action films, which are already complex to direct with numerous stunts. These are carried out as little as possible in front of green funds and take place in different countries, such as Italy, the United Kingdom or Poland.
The 7th movie will hit theaters nearly 5 years after Ethan Hunt’s last big-screen adventure, Fallout, released in August 2018.
It will therefore still be necessary to be patient before seeing Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and many others in the next Mission Impossible, which promise escapades in the four corners of the world and exceptional stunts on the land and in the air.
Last February, we also learned that the Covid had not only led to a postponement of release for feature films. The health crisis also blew up the film’s budget.
A PHARAONIC BUDGET
Thus, the production budget soared to reach 290 million dollars. That’s a hundred more than for Fallout, the previous installment in the spy saga.
Unlike The Batman, which fell back on studio shooting, the Mission Impossible 7 team insisted on following their initial plans through to the end, preferring to shoot in the countries they had planned to go through (Poland, United Arab Emirates Italy).
A complex scene was to be shot during the Venice carnival, but it was at this time that northern Italy entered confinement, forcing the team to fall back on the city of Rome… and review its plans in stride, in the face of the increase in the number of contaminations on the spot.
To the new costs linked to the respect of sanitary conditions has been added the need for the studio to continue to pay and house its members during periods of quarantine. It was also necessary to re-block streets and canals to put in a box scenes that had not been able to be done in due time.
Either way, the king of daredevils strikes again! On the set of Mission Impossible 7, Tom Cruise performed his most dangerous stunt so far: a motorcycle jump from a cliff, ending in a base jump. We can’t wait to see it from July 12, 2023 in theaters.
In the meantime, Tom Gun Maverick arrives on May 25th.