Paramount Launches $100 Million Lawsuit Over Mission: Impossible 7 Shutdowns

Mission: Impossible

We’re closing in on 19 months since Christopher McQuarrie first called action on Mission: Impossible 7, and the latest chapter in the globetrotting espionage franchise still hasn’t wrapped. Every major production was affected by the pandemic, but few have suffered more than Tom Cruise’s latest outing as Ethan Hunt.

The star and producer has outlined why he was determined to continue shooting despite the setbacks, which resulted in multiple shutdowns as the cast and crew touched down in Italy, the United Kingdom, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, the Middle East, and then back to the UK, where it is finishing.

Now, Paramount has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the insurance company behind Mission: Impossible 7 for not covering the blockbuster’s COVID-19 costs. Per the filing, the film was halted no less than seven times due to people testing positive or contracting the virus, and the studio wants full reimbursement.

It’s a breach of contract suit aimed at Chubb subsidiary Federal Insurance Company; Paramount claims the company refused to pay. So far, only $5 million has gone out. Clearly, there’s massive disconnect between the parties. Unfortunately, a court battle would suit Mission: Impossible 7‘s rocky road to the big screen.