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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 8 Delayed Again After Major Budget Setback With Nearly $25 Million Stunt Submarine Malfunction

Tom Cruisewill be next time as one of his most famous characters, Ethan Hunt, in the eighth ME movie, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, part twowas hit with another setback.

Filming on the film began in 2022 and was initially expected to be released in 2024, but after last summer’s strikes a date was set for May 2025. Now, the submarine accident is the latest issue on the set.

According to the Mirror, a submarine failure occurred on the set of the film which will cost £23 million (nearly $25 million).

Sources say the gimbal, used to lower the 120-foot-tall structure, froze under its weight and had to be repaired. This delayed filming by weeks and increased costs. A source said: “They are not happy because it puts production back, which costs a lot of money per day.”

The production ran into trouble when they started adding accessories and ladders to the empty subshell and realized that the contraption holding it couldn’t handle the weight. Insiders say repairs are underway.

Cruise, 61, led Mission Impossiblea successful TV series from the 1960s, on the big screen in 1996. The last chapter, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, part onehe is also the protagonist Hayley Atwell, came out last summer and featured an exploding and sinking submarine. The next offering will revisit the submarine 10 years later.

Hopefully this isn’t too much of a delay time-wise and they’ll still be able to get the film into theaters a year from now. Stay tuned for updates.

by Jessica Fisher
Source: Geek Tyrant

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