McQuarrie Denying Issues On The Set. Mission: Impossible 5 director Christopher McQuarrie is denying reports concerning the troubles on the set of his upcoming film. Numerous details have surfaced stating that production on the film had been halted in order to re-work the third act, an issue made even more troubling due to the film’s release date getting bumped up five months ahead of its initial December release. McQuarrie faced the rumours head on in a twitter post (which has since been removed) stating,
Filming never wrapped [and] we took a short break to prep the finale properly.
Mcquarrie followed up with a statement relating to the mysterious “unnamed writer” that is said to be contributing to the third act rewrites.
Mcquarrie also sent out a tweet deflecting the rumours by taking issue with the internet as a whole.
In the future, everyone’s life and legacy will be destroyed by the Internet for 15 minutes.
It makes sense that Paramount Pictures would want to get out in front of the rumours in order to divert the public perception of their new film being a disaster. In 2015, movie going audiences are as savvy as ever to Hollywood chicanery and attaching a star the magnitude of Tom Cruise to a film is no longer guaranteed to bring in big box office returns (see Edge of Tomorrow). Nowadays the faintest hint of on-set gossip can permeate social media and reach a critical mass of viewer apprehension towards a film, costing studios to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in potential revenue. Was the film shut down to rewrite the script? Some would say where there is smoke there is fire and with hundreds of unionized individuals working on the set of Mission: Impossible 5 it would be nearly impossible to halt production without a decisive understanding of why amongst the employees. The situation may not be as dire as it is being depicted by the media but there is certainly too much information floating around out there for everything to be going according to Paramount’s plans.
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