The Cinema Times, Kathmandu – The production of new Mission: Impossible movie was closed down multiple times due to the Covid pandemic.
Shooting of the movie featuring Tom Cruise was postponed multiple times in Italy, and multiple times in the United Kingdom between February 2020 and June 2021, said the lawsuit by Paramount Pictures in U.S. government court in California.
The production was postponed because some crew and staffs were tested positive and had to halt the production.
The claim blames Indiana-based Federal Insurance Company for breach of agreement, saying it has agreed to pay out US$5 million (approx. $6.8 million) for the main stoppage.
Tom Cruise was seen furious as several staffs did not follow the covid rules in the shooting set. Its also said that the threatened to fire crew members who did not follow the protocals.
Mission: Impossible is probably the greatest franchise in Hollywood, with 2018’s Mission: Impossible-Fallout taking more than US$791 million (approx. $1 billion) at the overall film industry.
Paramount said in the lawsuit that the insurance company argued there was “no evidence that those cast and crew members could not continue their duties, despite being infected with SARS-CoV-2 and posing an undeniable risk to other individuals involved with the production.”
Paramount is looking for a jury trial and unspecified damages.
Now the Mission: Impossible 7 is due to be released in May 2022.