“Mission: Impossible 8” starring Tom Cruise has begun filming, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Earlier, the media “Variety” revealed that the director and Tom Cruise planned to use the two sequels to “farewell” Ethan Hunt and bring the series to a climax (the end).
“Mission: Impossible 7” will be released on July 14, 2023, and “Mission: Impossible 8” will not be released until June 28, 2024.
The Hollywood Reporter’s feature article noted that “Mission: Impossible 7” had a production budget of $290 million, excluding tax benefits.
The most commercially successful “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” in the previous series was only $791 million at the global box office, putting pressure on the publisher Paramount.
The Hollywood Reporter has an interesting title: “The Real Mission Impossible: Saying “No” to Tom Cruise”.
Although the investment was so high, Tom Cruise persuaded the CEO of Paramount to give the crew more money to complete the post-production of “Mission: Impossible 7” and “Mission: Impossible 8”, after all, the two sides have 37 years of cooperation experience.
An earlier “Variety” report pointed out that due to the epidemic prevention measures in various countries, such as isolation and blockade, action blockbusters such as “Mission: Impossible”, which were shot in multiple countries, were restricted, and the production cost was much higher than before the epidemic.
Insurers are also refusing to pay for outages caused by the coronavirus lockdown, for which Paramount is battling insurers.
Another financial risk of “Mission: Impossible 7” is the Chinese mainland market. As the number of imported blockbusters has decreased, whether “Mission: Impossible 7” can be successfully introduced, and whether it can get as high as 1.2 billion “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” The RMB box office is currently a question mark.
Tom Cruise wants to finish “Mission: Impossible 8” before the “Mission: Impossible 7” movie is released, because the seventh film has a gripping ending, and the star wants to make sure the transition between the two films is seamless .
Insiders say that “Mission: Impossible 7” and “Mission: Impossible 8” plan to “farewell” leading actor Ethan Hunt and bring the entire series to a “climax” (end), a plan that also doubled the pressure on Tom Cruise and the director.
But Tom Cruise is someone who likes to challenge himself, so the action scenes in the two films are more difficult, and the audience is also looking forward to how the series will end in two years.