TOM'S RUNAWAY BUDGET
TROUBLED BY DELAYS AND BURDENED BY PRICEY STUNTS, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 HAS BECOME A $290 MILLION DISASTER.
Making a Tom Cruise movie doesn’t come cheap: Between costly delays, complicated stunts and multiple locations, a shocking new report claims that the budget for Mission: Impossible 7 has skyrocketed to over $290 million — nearly double that of the previous film in the action franchise, 2018’s Mission: Impossible–Fallout.
The production was in trouble from the start. Shortly after filming began in Venice, Italy, in early 2020, the country went into lockdown, and attempts to shoot scenes in Rome were also halted while the studio continued to pay and house the cast and crew as they waited to be given the all-clear. Then there’s the movie’s over-the-top action sequences, which, while thrilling to watch, are very expensive to shoot, especially during a global supply chain crisis. It doesn’t help that, per the report, the Mission: Impossible flicks don’t generate a massive profit for Paramount Pictures once their 59-year-old leading man takes his cut.
“Tom blames the pricey production on the current state of the world, but he secretly worries the film won’t recoup the millions it’s already in the hole for,” says an insider, noting that filming ultimately took place everywhere from Norway to England. “His greatest fear is that M:I 7 will end up being a total box-office bomb.” ★