The filming of Mission: Impossible 7 has again suffered another inconvenience. After having to stop production of the seventh installment of the saga starring Tom Cruise for the coronavirus crisis, now an accident on set has caused another stop. According to The Sun, a motorbike has started to burn when an action scene was rolling with it. Apparently, this sequence has been brewing for six weeks and is one of the most expensive action scenes ever shot in England.
"This has been a great challenge and has cost a fortune, not to mention the weeks and weeks of construction. But when the big day came, it was horrible," says a source in the middle. "The idea was for twice as much action to land on cardboard-filled pillows to cushion the blow while the bike crashed to the ground a few feet away. Unfortunately, it was miscalculated. The heat and friction of the tires caused the cardboard padding to spark when the bike crashed, and it caught fire. The smoke was so strong that they had to close a nearby RAF airfield," he explains.
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Following what happened, and as The Sun says, the Oxfordshire fire departments have sent five trucks to the set, which is temporarily closed while authorities investigate what happened. Although no one has been seriously injured, this accident causes a financial setback to the film and, apparently, Cruise is not very happy about it. "Fortunately, no one was hurt but it's a catastrophe. Not to mention how expensive he is. Tom is very frustrated. No one wants any more delays," concludes The Sun's source.
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Mission: Impossible 7 plans to reach U.S. theaters on November 19, 2021. We will have to wait to see if this problem, coupled with the problem caused by COVID-19, results in a significant new delay in the production of the film.
In addition to Cruise, the second installment, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, consists of Rebecca Ferguson, Pom Klementieff, Vanessa Kirby, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Esai Morales; among others.