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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 CONCLUDES PRODUCTION IN ABU DHABI

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE FILMMAKER CHRISTOPHE­R MCQUARRIE AND THANKS ABU DHABI’S TWOFOUR54 FOR ITS OVERALL PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE, OFFERING “HEARTFELT THANKS” TO THE EMIRATE

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The Mission: Impossible crew has wrapped up production of its seventh installati­on in Abu Dhabi. The film’s writer, director and producer Christophe­r McQuarrie took to Instagram to thank Abu Dhabi Authoritie­s at TwoFour54 for their assistance and profession­al collaborat­ion. McQuarrie said in his Instagram post: “Of the many challenges we’ve faced on our journey, none will be greater than outshining the gifts Abu Dhabi has given us. On behalf of our entire cast and crew, sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to the Government of Abu Dhabi, His Excellency Mohamed Al Mubarak, the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, TwoFour54, Etihad Airways and CEO Tony Douglas, ADAC and CEO Shareef Al Hashmi, HM Ambassador to the UAE Patrick Moody, The United States Marine Corp and all of our incredible military personnel. And, of course, thanks to our extraordin­ary local cast, crew and the very fine people of Abu Dhabi. We shall most sincerely miss you until we see you again. Now back to London for a few finishing touches. All aboard for our greatest challenge yet...”

McQuarrie’s entry into the mainstream was in the year 1993, when he won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Public Access as writer. His directoria­l debut came in the year 2000 with The Way of the Gun, which starred Ryan Phillippe and Benicio Del Toro.

McQuarrie has been involved with the Mission: Impossible franchise from Rogue Nation, the fifth installati­on in the Mission: Impossible series of films, which was released in 2015. The 2018 released Mission: Impossible - Fallout saw McQuarrie involved as director, writer and producer.

There was plenty of speculatio­n around the production and release of the 2021-bound Mission: Impossible 7 due to uncertaint­ies caused by the pandemic.

But McQuarrie’s Instagram post has cleared the air to an extent, and a 2021 release still looks likely.

The Mission: Impossible series of films is based on an American spy that is played by Tom Cruise from the first installati­on. His character, Ethan Hunt, is an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). The films have been directed, written, and scored from various filmmakers and crew, while incorporat­ing musical themes from the original series by Lalo Schifrin.

The series’ first Mission: Impossible was released in 1996 with the second part hitting screens four years later in late 2000.

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Mission Impossible writer, director and producer Christophe­r McQuarrie teased several pictures on Instagram in the run up to his announceme­nt on Sunday.

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