'Mission: Impossible 6' Filming Halted After Tom Cruise Injury
Posted 2017/08/15 0 0
Tom Cruise has just had an on-set accident and the production will close for four months.
In a recent video taken by TMZ, Cruise could be seen making a jump from one building to another during filming in London. The actor, however, missed the platform and hits his lower half on the building instead. Cruise pushes himself to the platform and stands up however he is seen limping as he goes back to the starting point with the help of the film's stunt crew.
And, contrary to previous reports, it appears the injury was so serious, production has been shut down and Tom has flown back to the U.S. to recover. The Oscar-nominated thespian broke two bones in his ankle when he slammed into a building and it will take months for him to heal, forcing producers to push back filming.
“The injury is worse than was at first feared. Tom did serious damage and will need months to recover,” The Sun reported, citing sources.
“He is the film’s biggest star and everything revolves around him. The movie’s bosses had no choice other than to postpone the filming,” the publication said.
“Tom is a little beat up, but he is showing a brave face and not showing lingering effects from his stunt mishap,” an insider close to production previously told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “And this in no way is going to stop him from doing more stunts of his own in the future. He prides himself that he still can do it and refuses to quit doing his own stunts. It was just a bad day at work and he looks forward to moving forward — incident-free — from this point on.”
The Hollywood star is long known to perform his own action stunts in his films. In fact, he has always been game to up the stakes in his action set-pieces especially with the Mission: Impossible franchise. Among some of his death defying works from the famed movie series include hanging outside of a skyscraper in Dubai for Ghost Protocol and holding on to the side of a real, taxying cargo plane for Rogue Nation. Cruise's other movies, ranging from 1986's "Top Gun" to 2017's "The Mummy" also saw the actor on serious action sequences, injuring the actor in one form or another. In one instance, specifically in 2012's "Jack Reacher", Tom's foot got so swollen from kicking another actor's crotch for at least 50 times.