It looks like real life is staring to effect reel life! The Coronavirus outbreak has officially stopped production of Mission: Impossible VII in Italy per The Hollywood Reporter.
The follow up to Mission Impossible: Fallout was filming in Venice when things came to a screeching halt this week. Italy has more than 150 confirmed cases of Coronavirus. The film was supposed to spend three weeks in Italy.
A Paramount spokesperson informed The Hollywood Reporter the production stop was due to safety concerns of the cast and crew. The studio thought it would be best to send everyone home until things calm down.
Franchise star Tom Cruise was not on set in Italy when the decision to stop everything came down. The film is still for a 2021 release.