Movie star Tom Cruise was hurt filming a stunt for the 6th Mission: Impossible movie yesterday, and it looks like production is on hiatus for a little while so they can figure out what they're going to do. Director Christopher McQuarrie spoke to Empire Online about the injury and whether it will affect the movie. McQuarrie said:
"Tom is great. He's in very good spirits."
McQuarrie confirmed that Cruise had broken his right ankle, but that he doesn't expect the injury to set back the release date of July of 2018; Cruise just needs some recovery time. The three-month filming setback figure talked about earlier may not be the case, either:
"The hiatus itself is unknown. We're still figuring that out. […] Nothing that we're looking at right now is going to affect the release date."
McQuarrie has come to one realization, though: that shot has to make it into the movie. He said:
"I now have to move heaven and earth to make sure that the shot is in the movie. We went to all that effort to get it. It's a pretty fantastic shot."
When asked if he thinks it's time for the 55-year-old Cruise to slow down:
"Absolutely not. He is in better shape and better form than I have seen him on any of the movies we've worked on in the last ten years."
Not even a botched stunt is going to bring the space pope down.
Mission: Impossible 6, directed by Christoper McQuarrie, stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby, Alec Baldwin, and Angela Bassett. We don't know anything about the plot yet, but it does have a release date of July 27th, 2018.