Coronavirus’ fear halted the shooting on the latest Mission: Impossible movie in Italy. This is due to concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
According to the reports, the shooting on the seventh film in the series was due to take place in Venice over the coming weeks.
As there is the worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, the Paramount has halted production. So far, there has been more than 200 cases in the country.
Reports claimed that the number of cases makes Italy the third worst hit country in the world after China and South Korea.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Cruise was not in Italy for the shoot but the production crew were sent home.
Paramount said in a statement, “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.”
“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.”
As per reports, this is not the first time the Mission: Impossible franchise has been hit by difficulties.
It is still unclear that if this delay will impact the release date for Mission: Impossible VII, which is currently set for July 23, 2021, or its budget.
Mission Impossible 2, which was about the outbreak of a deadly virus, came up against horrible weather, logistical problems during shoots and other issues.
Director John Woo said at that time,”This is one of the most difficult movies I’ve ever made.” “But we overcame. We kept fighting.”
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe, even death. Coronavirus are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.
The worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus has risen to 2,704.