The deadly coronavirus is the reason why the upcoming Mission: Impossible film will delay its filming in Venice, Italy. Currently, the virus (which has claimed the lives of hundreds) has made its way to Italy and has infected a good amount of people, while killing five. It’s because of this that the studio behind the seventh Mission: Impossible isn’t taking any chances.
“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our cast and crew, and efforts of the local Venetian government to halt public gatherings in response to the threat of coronavirus, we are altering the production plan for our three week shoot in Venice, the scheduled first leg of an extensive production for Mission: Impossible 7. During this hiatus we want to be mindful of the concerns of the crew and are allowing them to return home until production starts. We will continue to monitor this situation, and work alongside health and government officials as it evolves.”
What do you think about the delays in Venice? Do you think they should simply cancel their planned shoots in Italy?