Tom Cruise, an American actor, is headed to South Africa to film Mission Impossible 8, which will be released on June 28, 2024.
TOM CRUISE TO SHOOT IN SOUTH AFRICA
The Weekend Argus reported that Mission Impossible 8, starring Tom Cruise is expected to film in South Africa. The latest instalment of the popular movie franchise will be filmed in Durban and Cape Town. Sources close to the production team revealed that Cruise and other cast members will hit South African soil and begin filming in Durban in a few months’ time..
“We are set to be in Durban for three months as from 6 February for Mission Impossible and possibly a week in Cape Town,” said a source to the publication.
This is believed to boost tourism in the country.
“We’re delighted to see recovery in our visitor economy, with domestic and international tourists injecting some sorely needed capital into the city,” said Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism to the publication.
“We do understand that recovery will take a little longer than we had hoped but we are optimistic that this trend towards recovery continues in February. As we enter our ‘second’ peak season. While the numbers look better, we need sustained tourism to really impact our local small business sector and start turning the devastating blows dealt by Omicron-linked travel bans around,” he continued.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ‘MISSION IMPOSSIBLE’
- Cruise will reprise his role as Ethan Hawke and will be shooting in South Africa under the direction of longtime collaborator Christopher McQuarrie.
- The release date for Mission Impossible 7 has been postponed to 14 July 2023.
- The release date for Mission Impossible 8 has been pushed from 7 July 2023 to 28 June 2024.
- Cruise has starred in every Mission Impossible film since its inception in 1996.