Tom Cruise’s on-set injury has left the actor with a broken ankle and will shut down production of “M:I 6- Mission Impossible” for at least three months.
In a video obtained by TMZ, the actor can be seen jumping between buildings before missing his mark and hitting hard into the side of a building.
Filming of the sixth installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has taken place in the Blackfriars district of London, England. And while the injury happened on day 88 of production, it will continue filming for at least two months after resuming.
Paramount gave a statement to Entertainment Tonight, in which Cruise thanks fans for their support: “During production on the latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery, and the film remains on schedule to open July 27, 2018. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, they will reconvene in October and finish just before Christmas.
Cruise is known for doing his own stunts, but this is the first time he has walked away with injuries.
This news comes after two recent on-set stunts that have resulted in death. The new season of “The Walking Dead” and the “Deadpool” sequel both lost stunt actors and both have since resumed filming.
Director Christopher McQuarrie spoke with Empire magazine and gave an update about production, “We’ve already shot a huge chunk of the movie so you’re taking a big chunk of post-production and moving it up sooner. Then we go back to shooting when the hiatus is over, which is to the full benefit of the movie.”
He then added that this hiatus is all about “rearranging.” Adding, “You never stop working. I’m on the back lot at Leavesden right now, getting ready to shoot and insert out in the field. You simply rearrange the order in which you were going to do certain thing on the movie.”