Sometimes, you can shoot a blockbuster in a few months. Sometimes it takes longer. In the case of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, it has taken almost a year due to various hiatuses, an injured star, and the general trials of making a movie out in the real world rather than relying heavily on a green screen. But filming has finally wrapped on the upcoming Mission: Impossible flick, and writer-director Christopher McQuarrie took to Instagram to make the announcement:
There’s still plenty of work to be done in post as the movie hurtles towards its July release date. However, the hardest part—the one where Tom Cruise is doing crazy stunts for our entertainment—is over, and I’m excited to see what the finished film brings. The Mission: Impossible franchise has wisely carved out its own niche in the blockbuster landscape by being more about practical effects and stunts rather than CGI wizardry, and based on the success of Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation, audiences are digging it.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout opens July 27th and stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Harris, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby.
Here’s the official synopsis for Mission: Impossible – Fallout:
The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.