The pandemic is delivering blow after blow to the beleaguered U.S. entertainment industry, as movie releases, film and TV shoots are being postponed or canceled across the country and internationally.
Paramount Pictures announced in February that the Hollywood studio had halted production on Tom Cruise’s blockbuster ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ due to the infectious virus. The film, set to shoot in Venice, Italy, went dark when the entire country went into lockdown due to the devastating impact of COVID-19 there. Italy is one of the countries hit the hardest by COVID-19 in Europe.
The delay of ‘Mission: Impossible’ sequels is a part of Paramount Pictures’ release date shuffle. Chris Pratt’s sci-fi movie ‘The Tomorrow War,’ which moved from this year’s Christmas to being undated for a bit, is now scheduled for July 23, 2021. The studio’s distribution of animated movie ‘Paw Patrol’ is dated for Aug. 20, 2021, according to Deadline Hollywood. (UNI)