Tom Cruise faces another setback as production of his eighth Mission: Impossible film is once again delayed due to £23m submarine malfunction

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Tom Cruise’s new blockbuster Mission: Impossible has reportedly been delayed due to a malfunction while filming with a £23million submarine.

It has been revealed that the gimbal, which is used to lower the 120ft-high structure, jammed under its weight and had to be repaired.

Due to this, filming has been pushed back weeks and causing the costs of the film to dramatically increase. 

A source told The Mirror: ‘They’re not happy as it puts production behind, which costs a lot of money per day.’

The seventh film, Dead Reckoning Part One came out last year, but production on the second instalment, was hit with delays due to the Hollywood writers’ strike. 

Tom Cruise faces another setback as production of his eighth Mission: Impossible film is once again delayed due to £23m submarine malfunction

Tom Cruise ‘s new blockbuster Mission: Impossible has reportedly been delayed due to a malfunction while filming with a £23million submarine

It has been revealed that the gimbal, which is used to lower the 120ft-high structure, jammed under its weight and had to be repaired

It has been revealed that the gimbal, which is used to lower the 120ft-high structure, jammed under its weight and had to be repaired

The movie was originally set for release this summer but due to delays was pushed back to May 2025, and now with further delays it is unknown when it will premiere. 

Most of the new installment has been filmed in the UK at Longcross studios, with Tom Cruise being regularly spotted in character as agent Ethan Hunt. 

The Mission: Impossible film series, beginning in 1996, is based on a 1966 television series of the same name.

Along with the action franchise, Tom is flying back into action for a new Top Gun sequel after the massive box office success of Maverick, which grossed nearly $1.5billion.

Tom will return as Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, and Paramount, which will be producing again, is hoping to reunite him with his recent costars Miles Teller and Glen Powell.

The news that Tom is back in business with Paramount — where he has released many of his recent films — comes after he signed up for a deal with Warner Bros. to produce and develop new films for that studio, including movies he’ll star in.

According to Puck News, Maverick co-writer Ehren Kruger is writing a script for the third entry in the series.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that director Joseph Kosinski is also expected to return after proving himself with the critical and commercial smash success.

Due to this, filming has been pushed back weeks and causing the costs of the film to dramatically increase - Tom pictured as character Ethan Hunt in 2018

Due to this, filming has been pushed back weeks and causing the costs of the film to dramatically increase – Tom pictured as character Ethan Hunt in 2018

A source said: 'They’re not happy as it puts production behind, which costs a lot of money per day'

A source said: ‘They’re not happy as it puts production behind, which costs a lot of money per day’

Tom’s last deal with Paramount ended in 2006, despite his continued work with the studio, and the new deal with Warner Bros. is nonexclusive, which will allow him to still work with other studios.

Tom and his costars helped lead the long-awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick to nearly $1.5 billion in grosses, and the action film’s months-long stint in theaters help revive the theatrical business amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Although news of the high-flying sequel struck some as an attempt to blunt the positive publicity Warner Bros. was getting for scoring a Tom connection, THR reports that it has been quietly in development since the late fall.

Paramount didn’t comment on the development.

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