Tom Cruise has returned to filming Mission: Impossible 7 with a huge, death-defying motorcycle stunt.
The latest instalment in the action series was put on hold earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, though it has now resumed production.
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Director Christopher McQuarrie confirmed the news on his Instagram page, sharing a picture of a giant ramp in the middle of snowy mountain peaks, captioning the photo: “Action… #MI7 Day 1”.
Fans have now been given a glimpse at the huge stunt the ramp is being used for, with Norwegian news site NGTV releasing footage of the motorbike being ridden off the platform, before the stuntman – presumably Cruise – releases a parachute and glides down to safety.
Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise are taking Mission: Impossible 7 to another level pic.twitter.com/eZaa5z8s5Y
— zach (@ZachMacieI) September 7, 2020
Cruise was photographed filming a similar stunt in the UK last month, which was estimated to have cost £2 million and came after reports that production would face another delay after a stuntman’s bike exploded while filming a stunt.
In order to avoid any more coronavirus-related travel delays, Cruise has reportedly hired a £500,000 cruise ship for the movie’s cast and crew.
“They are terrified of further delays,” a source told The Sun. “Tom is determined not to see any more hold-ups. The studio believes it will keep everyone safe and get this shoot wrapped up.”
Big Movie. Big Screen. Loved it. pic.twitter.com/DrAY5tRg5P
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) August 25, 2020
Mission: Impossible 7 will star Cruise alongside Rebecca Ferguson, Nicholas Hoult, Hayley Atwell, Simon Pegg and more, and is set for a February 23, 2021 release.
Meanwhile, the actor recently made headlines after secretly attending a screening of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet in London and later posting footage on his Twitter account.