Mission Impossible 8 Production Halted Due To A Very Sheepish Nemesis

Thanks to costly pandemic delays and what was already going to be an expensive, blockbuster undertaking, next summer’s seventh “Mission: Impossible” movie saw its budget balloon to nearly $300 million. Given that the budgets for these movies had previously capped out at $180 million, that is one heck of a steep increase. And we should note that number does not account for marketing. That being the case, Paramount is already going to have an uphill battle in making money here. So, it would make sense to try and get the follow-up, likely the last installment to star Cruise’s Ethan Hunt, in for a lot less money if at all possible. These sheep weren’t helping.

The cast for the next installment includes Simon Pegg (Benji), Rebecca Ferguson (Ilsa), Ving Rhames (Luther), Vanessa Kirby, and Henry Czerny (Kitridge). Newcomers include Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”), Pom Klementieff (“Avengers: Infinity War”), Cary Elwes (“Saw”), Indira Varma (“Obi-Wan Kenobi”), Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire”), Esai Morales (“Arrow”), and Rob Delaney (“Deadpool 2”), with Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) recently signing on for “Dead Reckoning Part Two.”

“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” is set to hit theaters on July 14, 2023, with “Part Two” set to follow on June 28, 2024.

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