Like many other movies currently, production was halted on the filming of Mission: Impossible 7 after just a few days. Of course, Mission: Impossible was affected by the coronavirus, something I’ll be glad to stop writing eventually. But now that Hollywood is ramping back up productions, it looks like M:I7 has a new start date.
Mission: Impossible 7 first assistant director Tommy Gormley spoke on BBC Radio 4’s Today Program. Courtesy of Deadline, here is what Gormley said about M:I7.
“We were days from shooting in Venice — we were right at the epicenter when it all kicked off — so we had to shut down in Venice where we were four or five days from shooting.” Gormley said of when production had to stop on M:I7 “We hope to restart in September, we hope to visit all the countries we planned to and look to do a big chunk of it back in the UK on the backlot and in the studio, so September through to end April/May is our targets. We are convinced we can do this.”
Gormley went on to point out that the new reality facing the film industry is not without its challenges. Specifically, M:I7 has a lot of locations to shoot and a massive crew. However, Gormley was confident this can work if, “we break down all the procedures very carefully.”
“We have to get back to work for every person in the film industry, tens of thousands of us, we have to get back to work. We have to do it safely and protect our colleagues, but it is definitely possible and we’re working flat out to make it happen,” added Gormley.
Gormley isn’t wrong about how important it is for all industries to get back to business, including that of the film business. However, we must balance the cost of business against the risk of lives, and that’s a tightrope. Hopefully, fingers crossed, Planet Earth gets back to at least some sort of normality in the next few months. Problem is, we just don’t know if we are over the worst yet? And for things to get back to the way they were in 2019, that could take years?
What do you think of Gormley’s comments and are you pleased Mission: Impossible 7 looks back on track? Leave your thoughts below as always.
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