Production on Mission: Impossible VII has been temporarily postponed as coronavirus continues spreading worldwide.
The forthcoming secret agent flick started filming in Venice last week, but since then, more than 230 cases of the virus have been confirmed in Italy, which prompted the studio to halt production.
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“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our cast and crew, and efforts of the local Venetian government to halt public gatherings in response to the threat of coronavirus, we are altering the production plan for our three-week shoot in Venice, the scheduled first leg of an extensive production for Mission: Impossible VII,” a Paramount Pictures spokesperson explains to The Hollywood Reporter. “During this hiatus, we want to be mindful of the concerns of the crew and are allowing them to return home until production starts. We will continue to monitor this situation, and work alongside health and government officials as it evolves.”
The latest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise is set to star Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Nicholas Hoult, Hayley Atwell, and more. The film is currently scheduled to be released on February 23rd, 2021, but it has yet to be revealed whether that date would change.