This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Tom Cruise perform high octane stunts. From jumping off a building to crazy high-speed bike chases to flying a helicopter…
There is nothing this man hasn’t done. And backing all these claims, thanks to director Christopher McQuarrie, we now have proof.
The seventh and the eight instalments of the series that are being shot back to back will see a release date on November 19, 2021, and November 4, 2022, respectively.
Returning as the director for the third time since its fifth instalment, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Quarrie shared a behind the scene picture and it’s instantly gone viral.
The filming was expected to begin on February 20, 2020, in Venice but like most films and shows, it was interrupted due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Italy.
However, after special permissions and keeping the pandemic safety guidelines and protocols in mind, production resumed in Hertfordshire at the Warner Bros Studios Leavesden on July 6, 2020.
With production back on track in Norway, the team was seen filming a stunt scene on top of a train. Actor Tom Cruise along with the director, stunt professionals and the cameramen were seen filming as an orange helicopter passed by.
Naturally, the filming attracted multiple onlookers who did not waste this opportunity to say hi to Ethan Hunt which is currently viral all over the social media.
If you are wondering where Christopher McQuarrie is… pic.twitter.com/BdMf2hgtOJ
— Cinephilia & Beyond (@LaFamiliaFilm) October 4, 2020
In the caption shared by McQuarrie, the director thanked the Norwegian Film Incentive, The Norwegian Railway Museum, Stranda and Rauma Municipalities and the Norwegian crew along with the Norwegian folks for assisting in seamless filming.
The next pit stop for the production is Roma.
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Norway’s scale and beauty have left an indelible and defining imprint on our film and reminded us that anything is possible. On behalf of everyone working on Mission: Impossible, our sincerest thanks to The Norwegian Film Incentive, The Norwegian Railway Museum, the infinitely patient Stranda and Rauma Municipalities, our endlessly enduring Norwegian crew, along with everyone who supported our filming here. And, of course… The Mountain. Most of all, we give thanks to the warm and welcoming people of Norway. Your kindness and consideration are nothing less than an inspiration. We’ll miss you dearly and look forward to seeing you again. Tusen hjertelig takk. Buckle up, Roma. Here we come… #MI7MI8
Additionally, The Pillars of the Earth actress Hayley Atwell who is one of the cast members in the film in an undisclosed role was also seen filming for the high octane stunt on top of the train. She took to her social media to share the same:
Playing the titular role of the Impossible Missions Force agent, Ethan Hunt will be Tom Cruise. The only member apart from Tom Cruise to be a part of the cast since the beginning, Ving Rhames will also reprise his role as an IMF agent and Hunt’s closet friend, Luther Stickell.
Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby and Henry Czerny will return as Benji Dunn, Ilsa Faust, Alanna Mitsopoulos, and Eugene Kittridge respectively.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Esai Morales replaced Nicholas Hoult as the film’s antagonist.
In undisclosed roles along with Atwell are Pom Klementieff, and Shea Whigham.