Tom Cruise Hoping to Shoot Part of Mission: Impossible 7 in Norway


Tom Cruise Hoping to Shoot Part of Mission: Impossible 7 in Norway

Tom Cruise Hoping to Shoot Part of Mission: Impossible 7 in Norway

According to Deadline, Mission: Impossible franchise star Tom Cruise is aiming to return to Norway this year to film part of Mission: Impossible 7 after the country provided the backdrop for a memorable scene in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, wherein the actor scales a cliff face surrounded by mountain peaks.

Cruise spoke with Norway’s culture minister Abid Raja on Saturday about filming in the country this fall. In a clip shared by Raja (which you can view below), Cruise called Norway “a gorgeous country” and shared he “can’t wait to get back there.” Raja also hopes they’ll be able to shoot part of the film in Norway, but acknowledged that the pandemic restrictions could prove a logistical challenge for production and they “will abide by the rules and coronavirus restrictions.” Raja plans on speaking with the government about his conversation with Cruise.

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Joining Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell are returning Mission: Impossible alums Rebecca Ferguson (Doctor Sleep), Simon Pegg (Ready Player One), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Vanessa Kirby (Hobbs & Shaw) and Henry Czerny (Ready or Not) along with newcomers Shea Whigham (Joker), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Avengers: Infinity War) and Esai Morales (La BambaTitans) who will replace Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) for the villain role.

Following the large critical and commercial success of the past two installments, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie signed a new deal with Paramount to return to write and direct the next two installments, turning down other studio offers to continue his long-running partnership with franchise star Tom Cruise. Skydance Media, who joined the franchise with the fourth installment, Ghost Protocol, will be returning to produce the next two entries.

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The Mission: Impossible franchise spans almost 25 years and six films, starting off with modest critical and major box office success in the first two films before launching its lead protagonist into grittier and more explosive stories, each film getting progressively better reviews than its predecessor, with the most recent installment, Fallout, earning the highest reviews for both the franchise and the action genre, currently maintaining a 97% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes while also acquiring the highest box office gross of the franchise at over $790 million worldwide.

Mission: Impossible 7 is set to premiere on November 19, 2021, followed by Mission: Impossible 8 on November 4, 2022.