All’s quiet on movie set
It was mission impossible looking for signs of movie stars on the high-country mountain pass, Duffers Saddle, on Nevis Road, near Cromwell.
Rumours are swirling that the newest Mission Impossible 6 movie, starring Tom Cruise, will be partly shot in the region.
Sources have confirmed New Zealand will stand in for Iraq in the film, but the film locations have remained under wraps. However, last Friday a security guard was positioned at the Duffers Saddle location where portable toilets, a marquee had been set up and barbed wire fence surrounded military-style structures.
Last month, Stuff visited a site in the Rees Valley, a remote part of Central Otago 30 minutes from Glenorchy where an area of the rugged mountain valley was cordoned off and construction had begun on a range of house-sized buildings.
The location was remote, with some parts of the road accessible only to 4WD vehicles.
A source at the scene said construction had begun a ‘‘couple of weeks ago’’, and the set was on private property.
Cruise’s co-stars on the film include Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris and Henry Cavill.
Mission Impossible 6, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is due for release in July next year.
Duffers Saddle, on Nevis Road, has become a movie set. Rumours are swirling it is for the newest Mission Impossible movie.