Movies - TV
Mission Impossible 8 Production Halted Due
to a Very Sheepish Nemesis
Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie and star/producer Tom Cruise have had to weather the pandemic, lots of crazy stunts, and other issues making the development of "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One" and "Part Two," a real… well, you know. Now, "MI8" has suffered another, albeit minor and kind of hilarious, setback.
As reported by Fox, filming on “Part Two” was briefly held up by a stray flock of sheep. The animals were said to be passing through while McQuarrie and the team were attempting to get some much-needed shots done in the Lake District in England. Cruise reportedly just stood by and watched the animals do their thing, making room for them to pass on through.
It's not clear how long production was held up. Still, shutting down a film of that size for any amount of time can be costly, given the size of the crews on the cost of having to adjust a schedule. But don’t ‘ewe’ worry, the invasive flock won’t derail the “Part One” and “Part Two” release dates of July 14, 2023, and June 28, 2024, respectively.