The Mission: Impossible movies are one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood, with 2018’s Mission: Impossible-Fallout, which also had scenes filmed in Norway, taking more than 791 million dollars at the worldwide box office. Now the Norwegian government will make an exception for Tom Cruise and his crew to shoot parts of a new Mission: Impossible movie in Norway this autumn without imposing quarantine requirements. Production of the seventh and eighth installments of Paramount Pictures’ lucrative action movie franchise was halted in February due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The seventh movie is currently scheduled for release in November 2021 and the eighth in November 2022.
Cruise will reprise his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in both movies with Christopher McQuarrie returning as director. The culture ministry said the quarantine exception was made because the movie had already received a grant of 50 million Norwegian crowns (5.44 million dollars) from the Norwegian Film Institute to be shot in Norway. With the exception of people from about 20 European countries with low infection rates, visitors have to go into a 10-day quarantine when arriving in Norway.