It’s a franchise that centers on missions that seem impossible, filled with insane stunts.
However, the Mission: Impossible franchise has had its own troubles, not with insane stunts, but with its mission to get the newest installment made.
As per Deadline, Paramount is pursuing legal action against its insurance company Federal, after COVID-inflicted delays cost the studio a substantial amount of money.
COVID delays have inflicted substantial losses on Paramount
Paramount had a $100 million insurance policy, intended to protect the studio against instances such as cast sicknesses.
The lawsuit alleges that Federal paid out a mere $5m (£3.6m).
The losses inflicted by the multiple delays to the shoot reportedly exceed that, by quite the considerable amount.
Production on the film was delayed seven times between February 2020 and June 2021.
A statement from the jury in the suit read:
Paramount suffered significant losses and damages covered by the Policy when it was forced to suspend and postpone production of Mission Impossible 7 due to Closure Orders affecting different filming locations, cast illnesses, and the need to protect cast and crew and its locations from exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
I would imagine that making a blockbuster film in the era of COVID certainly feels like an impossible mission.
Indeed, Tom Cruise’s leaked tirade at the crew of the film for not obeying COVID protocols garnered much publicity.
It will certainly be intriguing to see how this lawsuit pans out.
Despite the multiple delays, Mission: Impossible 7 is as of this moment, still slated for a release on May 27, 2022 in the US.
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Will Mission: Impossible 7 make its May 2022 release date?
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