MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 8, FILMING WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE IN SOUTH AFRICA

The making of Mission: Impossible 8 has just begun, so not much is known about the film. To tell the truth, not much is known about Mission: Impossible 7 either and, now that both films have been further delayed to 2023 and 2024, it will be some time before we have any more news. Thanks to Variety , however, at least we know where the eighth chapter will turn.

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The information is contained in an article on SEE, a company that is planning a soundstage in orbit ( we also talked about it HERE ). Variety reveals that Christopher McQuarrie and his cast and crew should move to South Africa, a country never before touched by the saga, for Mission: Impossible 8 .

Filming on Mission: Impossible 7 wrapped last September. Initially the eighth chapter should have turned back-to-back with the seventh, but Covid derailed all plans. Tom Cruise has returned to London to start training and rehearsing the stunts of the new film (which IMDb gives as already in production). In December, Cruise rehearsed for a stunt that involves the actor dangling from a World War II biplane, then slipping into the cockpit. Cruise purposely learned how to fly this type of plane for the scene.

Paramount and Skydance announced the postponement of the two films in a joint statement, which reads:

“After careful consideration, Paramount Pictures and Skydance have decided to postpone the release dates of Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 in response to the delays caused by the ongoing pandemic. The new release dates will be July 14, 2023 and June 28, 2024 respectively. We look forward to providing viewers with an unprecedented cinematic experience. ”

The cast

Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Henry Czerny, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett  and  Rebecca Ferguson are back  . Angela Bassett ‘s return was initially confirmed but her character was later removed due to travel restrictions for COVID-19.

Alongside them the new entries that will have the faces of Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, Cary Elwes, Pom Klementieff  and  Greg Tarzan Davis .

The next two chapters of the franchise will be able to count on the director of editing  Eddie Hamilton , who had previously worked on  Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Directing and writing we find Christopher McQuarrie .