After the many postponements in the problem-ridden production of » Mission: Impossible 7 «, which also affected the eighth (and possibly last) part that was already planned, there are finally some positive things to say about the next missions of super spy Ethan Hunt ( Tom Cruise ) to report: » Mission: Impossible 8 » is actually in the making now — which is not at all self-evident in view of the explosion in costs for part 7 and the fact that its post-production is not even complete yet.
«Mission: Impossible 7» should actually start in the cinemas in the summer of 2021 (!). But like so many films from the Corona period, nothing came of it in the end. In fact, the continuation of the action series with Tom Cruise is one of those projects that was hit particularly hard by the outbreak of the pandemic, after all Italy became one of the first big hot spots when filming was supposed to really pick up speed there.
But even in the period that followed, the production — not least because the many complex stunts in the series are mostly filmed with large teams at real locations (and not in the studio) — was repeatedly plagued by delays and changes of plan, which, coupled with inflation, were the pure production budget grew to a whopping $290 million. This means that «M:I 7» is not only around 100 million dollars more expensive than its predecessor, but is now also one of the most expensive films of all time .
Will «M:I 7» become a cinema loss-making business?
Similar to » James Bond — No Time to Die » recently, «Mission: Impossible 7» will probably have to bring in a sum in excess of 800 million dollars in order to be in the black in theatrical release, after all, the production costs are still a proud one advertising budget and a whole rat’s tail of costs (e.g. for negotiating new advertising deals and rescheduling marketing campaigns) attached to each postponement.
So far, no part of the series has managed to break the $800 million mark, even if the leader » Mission: Impossible — Fallout » was at least close with $ 791 million. But although «Mission: Impossible 7» could become a losing proposition at the box office for Studio Paramount, the plan is still sticking to Part 8 to follow shortly thereafter, as the fresh message from the Collider website about the start of shooting shows.
If there are no new lockdowns and/or cases of illness among the cast and crew (both Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie had fallen ill with Corona in the meantime), the current “M: I” timetable could actually be maintained: “Mission: Impossible 7 ‘ is scheduled to hit theaters on July 13, 2023, followed by ‘Mission: Impossible 8’ on June 27, 2024. Both parts were originally supposed to be shot together, but Corona also thwarted this mammoth project.
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