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Filming will resume at Longcross Studios
Coronavirus cases in the UK have risen sharply
Tom Cruise is ready to return to filming ‘Mission Impossible 7’ in the UK after the Christmas holidays and after an increase in coronavirus cases in the country.
The return will take place, as The Sun has announced, at Longcross Studios. These used to be a location that the Ministry of Defense used to test army tanks, but it has since been remodeled as studios, hosting major productions such as ‘Skyfall’, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ or ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Recent productions presented there include ‘The King’s Man’, ‘Artemis Fowl’, ‘The Gentlemen’ or the new version of ‘Death on the Nile’ directed by Kenneth Brannagh.
Variety has confirmed that Cruise is back in the UK after a brief Christmas break in America, with the production shifting from Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden to Longcross. This second, which is located in Surrey, in the southeast of England, is within Level 4 (the highest level of restrictions), although productions are allowed to continue under strict COVID-19 protocols. It is expected that it is in the said studio where the filming will be completely finished.
The actor returns to the United Kingdom at a time when the country is facing a devastating wave of coronavirus, with large parts of the country raised to Level 4 prevention. During the holiday period, Covid-19 cases have skyrocketed. In the past seven days alone, spanning Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and December 26, 256,220 new cases have been recorded, an increase of 25.7%. The period has also seen 3,493 deaths. More than 71,000 people have succumbed to the virus in the UK.
These numbers go some way to validating Cruise’s severity in enforcing virus protocols on set. You have to remember the anger he had with two members of the crew for breaking restrictions in the middle of filming.
In this confrontation, the actor expressed that they were “creating thousands of jobs”, speaking of the crucial situation in which the industry finds itself due to the pandemic. ‘Mission Impossible 7’ was delayed in October when 12 people on set in Italy tested positive for COVID-19. Production resumed a week later and returned to the UK in December.