Great news, action fans! Simon Pegg has stated that the untitled seventh Mission Impossible film is set to resume shooting in September. Along with virtually every other film, production was shut down in March due to COVID-19 related concerns. Pegg told Variety that the plan is to resume this fall while shooting the outdoor scenes first and that precautions would be taken to ensure the safety of the cast and crew. Ever the comedian, Pegg joked that fight scenes would need to be shot 5 feet apart.
“People that are involved in any close proximity stuff, it will have to be determined that they’re safe to do that. I don’t know what the testing situation is, how that works, or whether they’ll be able to be tested regularly.”Simon Pegg
The Mission Impossible franchise, which some would call just a vehicle for the craziest stunts Tom Cruise can think of, has surprisingly increased in quality since the lackluster second entry. I for one am looking forward to the next installment. And news that a blockbuster the size of Mission Impossible 7 resuming production and the news that Avatar 2 is still set to release on time is great for the outlook of the film industry. Hopefully more news will be released of other films resuming in the near future.
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