Private money for “Mission: Impossible 7”: This is how Tom Cruise wants to avoid further corona delays
Thanks to daring stunts, it has long been clear that Tom Cruise is burning for the “Mission: Impossible” series. Now he’s even investing money to avoid further delays in filming part 7. However, there is also criticism of his undertaking.
Tom Cruise allegedly rented a ship from the Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten for a mere $ 700,000. The superstar wants to prevent further delays during the shooting of “Mission: Impossible 7”.
After all, work on the action blockbuster had to be interrupted when it was due to take place in Venice in February. Now the plan is that the majority of the film crew will live on the ship in a bubble without contact with the outside world during the shooting in Norway over September. Cruise himself is not supposed to live on board, but has probably rented a private property in the country.
Now the plan is that the majority of the film crew will live on the ship in a bubble without contact with the outside world during the shooting in Norway over September.
It has already been confirmed that the crew wants to use the ship. The British tabloid The Sun reports that Cruise pays for this with his own fortune.
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This is of course good business for the Hurtigruten shipping company as well, as it is currently idle (and an attempt to offer trips again had to be canceled immediately after a corona outbreak on board a ship at the beginning of August). But the company is now being criticized for using a ship as a kind of hotel.
According to the Norwegian newspaper ITromsø, two trade unions, Fellesforbundet and Sjømannsforbundet, have now even filed a complaint with the police about Tom Cruise’s plan and the shipping company. The complaint is directed against Hurtigruten because the company is undermining minimum wage and immigration regulations with the project.
The complaint is directed against Hurtigruten because the company is undermining minimum wage and immigration regulations with the project.
The crew consists primarily of Filipino guest workers, who are paid significantly less than is required in the Norwegian hotel industry and also should not have a work permit in Norway itself.
Since the ship is not sailing on international waters, but lies in the port of the Norwegian town of Hellesylt all the time while it is being used by Tom Cruise and the Mission: Impossible 7 crew, it should be treated like a hotel. The ships are thus an inadmissible cheap competition with the local hotels, which must be prevented.
while it was being used by Tom Cruise and the Mission: Impossible 7 crew was lying in the port of the Norwegian town of Hellesylt the whole time, be it treated like a hotel
Norway comeback probably not in danger
Government agencies such as the shipping company and the representatives of Cruise as well as the film production companies Skydance Media and Paramount Pictures have not yet issued a position on the allegations and the problems that may result from them.
However, it can be assumed that a solution will be found quickly if the allegations have substance. Because Cruise and the Norwegian government have already made it clear in the past that key scenes for “Mission: Impossible 7” should definitely be shot in the country where some spectacular recordings for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” have already been made. And it is also difficult to imagine that the plans can be overturned at such short notice.
However, it can be assumed that a solution will be found quickly if the allegations have substance.
In the past, Tom Cruise even personally reached a phone call with government representatives that the film crew can dispense with the home quarantine, which is actually mandatory for travelers, in order not to lose any more time and to be able to shoot right now 123movies hd.