Tom Cruise's 'Mission: Impossible' Injury Halts Production Of Sixth Film

Lester Mason
August 17, 2017

The new film, which also features Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett, and Alec Baldwin, could miss its planned summer, 2018 release date as a result of the reported production shut down, with some insiders suggesting the film will now hit cinemas at Christmas, 2018.

It was not immediately clear whether the delays on "Mission: Impossible 6" could also lead to problems filming the long-awaited sequel to Cruise's 1986 hit "Top Gun", also from Paramount.

The Mission Impossible series, which stars Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt, is estimated to have grossed more than $2bn (£1.6bn) since the first film was released in 1996.

Director Christopher McQuarrie tweeted that "Thank you all for your support and concern".

Video emerged earlier in the week of Cruise injuring himself performing a stunt, now it has been revealed that he has a broken ankle.

Tom Cruise while the filming "Mission: Impossible 6" broke an ankle and hurt his hip, so the producers stopped the filming for at least several weeks.

Cruise, known for performing his own death-defying stunts, was injured as he leapt between buildings while attached to cables, slamming into a concrete wall.

"What happened is a matter of coordinating what Tom is doing with what the camera is doing, which means you have to do it a number of times", the director said. "You can see it on his face".

McQuarrie told Empire the length of the required hiatus had yet to be determined, but vowed he would "move heaven and earth" to ensure that the fateful fourth take got into the movie. "We've already shot a huge chunk of the movie so you're just taking a big chunk of post-production and moving it up sooner".

Production on the latest installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is on hold as star Tom Cruise recovers from an ankle injury sustained on set, the film's studio confirms to CNN.

"Yes, I got hurt".

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