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Production Stops on Mission: Impossible 7 After On-Set Accident

August 13, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Mission: Impossible 7 has been forced to shut down, but not because of COVID this time; rather, because of an on-set accident. The Sun reports that production on the film in the UK had to be halted after a motorcycle accident left caused a hefty fire.

According to the site’s source, the the expensive stunt “went horribly wrong. The idea was for the stuntman to land on some huge pillows filled with cardboard to cushion the blow, while the bike safely crashed to the ground a few metres away. Unfortunately, it was miscalculated.” The source added that the head and friction from the caused the cardboard padding to go up in flames, with the fire causing enough smoke that a nearby RAF airfield had to be closed.

Nobody was hurt in the incident but it required a shutdown until the area can be cleared and damage assessed. Tom Cruise was said to be furious about the stunt going wrong.

Mission: Impossible 7 has underground extensive delays, like most films in production, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie and stars Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ving Rhames. It is currently set for a November 2021 release date.