The delta variant of the coronavirus disrupted the expected return of viewers. Film studios have changed the schedule of film premieres in an attempt to estimate when audiences will return to cinemas.
Paramount has postponed the premiere of Tom Cruise’s films “Mission Impossible 7” until July 2023, and “Top Gun: Maverick” until May 2022, said a spokesman for the studio Viacom CBS Inc. at a time when there has been an increase in the number of infected with covid 19.
Mission Impossible 7, starring Tom Cruise, is a blockbuster franchise for Paramount.
A series of action films earned hundreds of millions of dollars for that film studio.
Just one film, Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018), grossed more than $ 791 million worldwide.
But, along with many other sectors, the film industry has been hit hard by the corona virus crisis, with cinemas being closed around the world.
Film and television production were discontinued, causing costs to rise very high, with an additional burden on the costs of testing, consultants and protective equipment.
Cruz, who is also the film’s producer, threatened to fire members of the crew on the set of the last part of the franchise in England in December for violating epidemiological measures.
The filming was moved to Rome in March, but was later postponed by Italian restrictions imposed due to the pandemic.
In October 2020, the virus spread among team members in Rome, so the production moved to Venice, but then team members and extras were positive.
In February 2021, filming in the United Kingdom was interrupted after a sharp increase in the incidence of coronavirus in the country.
The production has moved to Dubai, but plans to complete filming in the UK have been postponed due to quarantine restrictions by the British government.
Then, in June 2021, there were several infected actors and team members in Great Britain.
Paramount claimed that the Federal Company announced that many of their losses were not covered and that the insurer would not pay for stopping the recording due to positive cases.
“Surprisingly, they stated that there was no evidence that these actors and crew members could not continue filming, despite being infected with Kovid-19 and posing an undeniable risk to others involved in the production,” the Paramount lawsuit states.
The studio did not say how much the suspensions cost, but stated that their losses “far exceeded” the five million dollars that the insurance company agreed to pay for the first cancellation due to the corona virus in February 2020.
Paramount is seeking a jury trial and damages.
During the filming of “Mission Impossible 7” in Birmingham Hollywood actor Tom Cruise’s “BMW” car was stolen. “The Sun” announced that Tom Cruise’s vehicle, which contained various goods worth thousands of pounds, was stolen from the parking lot of the Grand Hotel, reports the BBC.
Although it was first said that it was Tom Cruise’s car, it was determined that the car belonged to his bodyguard.
Mission Impossible 7 Cast
- Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt
- Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust
- Hayley Atwell as Grace
- Vanessa Kirby as White Widow
- Pom Klementieff
- Cary Elwes
- Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn
- Indira Varma
- Shea Whigham
- Esai Morales
- Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell
- Rob Delaney
- Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittridge
Mission Impossible 7 Release date
Premiere day set for “Mission Impossible 7” is July 14, 2023 (United States) (Updated January 23rd)
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