Tom Cruise plans to build coronavirus free film village to continue shooting
Tom Cruise is reportedly building his own “coronavirus-free village” in Oxfordshire, with a source claiming that he is converting an abandoned RAF site so that filming on the latest Mission Impossible instalment can resume in September.
Like many other films and television shows in production, shooting ground to a halt on Mission: Impossible 7 during the pandemic – the film was originally based in Italy, which was hit hard by the pandemic early. Cruise’s alleged plan is an attempt to “get things up and moving again.”
Reports says the village will include VIP trailers for the cast – adding to the production’s list of expenses related to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The film has already been heavily delayed and there’s no sign of things going totally back to normal any time soon, so this is a way to try to get things up and moving again quickly and safely.”
The trailers were also a necessity as the source said it was “tough to get hotel rooms at the moment.” They continued, “It was this or delay things for even longer. It will mean some of the world’s biggest stars all living together in a posh campsite while working alongside the rest of the team.”
“It’s pricey but Tom always does things bigger and better than anyone, and there’s a hell of a lot riding on this film,” the source said. A source said.
Filming was initially supposed to take place in Italy, however after the pandemic swept through the country, production on Mission: Impossible was moved to the UK, with replicas of landmarks such as the Spanish Steps and more reportedly being constructed.