The production of the highly awaited film, Mission Impossible 7 has faced quite a setback recently. Previously, the global coronavirus pandemic forced the filming to abruptly stop which put them way back on schedule. Besides, another unexpected accident has once again halted the shooting and cost them millions, oops. Seems like Mission Impossible has taken the title very seriously! A motorcycle stunt went wrong and created a number of problems for the Tom-Cruise starrer.
Mission Impossible 7 filming just started…and stopped again
Moreover, while filming a motorcycle scene, things went haywire as the vehicle caught fire. Luckily the stuntman didn’t suffer any casualties but the bike completely burst into flames. The accident took place on the set in Oxfordshire, England. According to reports, the producers took nearly six weeks to plan that one stunt.
The Accident Cost Them A Loss Of A Million
Not only that but it also cost them a whopping $2.6 million, which went down the drain. A source revealed that the preparations for the scene cost them a fortune. And how can we forget the hard-work as it took weeks for the construction of the set?
Numerous fire service engines rushed to put down the flames
Furthermore, the source explained that the bike landed on a cardboard padding. But the heat and friction of the tires caused the cardboard padding to spark flames. A video even shows flames emitting from the site. The high amount of smoke due to the accident forced a nearby airfield to shut down. Fortunately, no one seemed hurt and five fire service engines rushed to the spot.
The Accident Left Tom Cruise Very Sad And Upset
Other than that, the source added that the accident has left Tom very frustrated. The actor was filming nearby the set when the explosion took place. Mission Impossible 7 has already faced a delay of 4 months because of the virus. No one from the cast or crew wants any more delays but this accident has once again set them back. The film – first scheduled to release on 23rd July 2021 will now hit the big screens on November 19, 2021.