Mission: Impossible 7 was thrown into further chaos after a fire broke out on its £ 2 million set this week.
The production of the highly anticipated film has already been delayed by months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, A stuntman bike caught fire while filming in rural Oxfordshire after jumping off a ramp, damaging the set and leaving star Tom Cruise "very frustrated" with possible further delays.
Clouds of black smoke could be seen from the flame that erupted as the bike landed on cardboard-filled pillows.
Dangerous: Mission: Impossible 7 was plunged into further chaos after a fire broke out on its £ 2 million set
Scary: Clouds of black smoke could be seen from the flame that broke out when the bike landed on pillows filled with cardboard
The 58-year-old Cruise is said to have been working with a parachute for a "snow scene" in the quarry at the time of the fire, in which the Oxfordshire Fire Brigade participated.
A source told The Sun that the stuntman was supposed to land on large pillows filled with cards to soften the impact while his bike would crash nearby.
Despite six weeks of planning, things did not go according to plan and the motorcycle hit the pillows and started a fire.
They said, “This was a huge challenge for the stage and it cost a fortune, not to mention weeks of construction.
Expensive: The stuntman was supposed to land on large pillows filled with cards to soften the impact
Emergency: Oxfordshire Fire Brigade was on site after the fire broke out on the set of the film
High-flyer: Snapshots show a stuntman hanging on a wire in the air after breaking off his bike
Big project: Tom Cruise, 58, is said to have been working with a parachute for a "snow scene" in the quarry at the time of the fire
High octane drama: The stuntman's bike caught fire after jumping off a ramp and damaging the set
On the way to the scene: Firefighters were on hand to control the fire that broke out in Oxfordshire
Blaze: The set took six weeks to build, but the stunt didn't go according to plan and caused damage
& # 39; Unfortunately it was miscalculated. The heat and friction of the tires meant that when the bike crashed, the cardboard upholstery sparkled and went up in flames.
“Luckily no one was injured, but it's a total disaster, not to mention that it's extremely expensive for everyone involved. Tom is very frustrated. Nobody wants delays anymore. & # 39;
MailOnline has reached out to a representative from Tom Cruise and the movie Mission: Impossible for a comment.
Filming for the seventh episode of the franchise began again last month after being suspended due to coronavirus.
Chaos: Despite six weeks of planning, things did not go according to plan and the motorcycle hit the pillows and started a fire
Hiatus: Filming for the seventh episode of the franchise began again last month after it had to pause due to coronavirus
Risky: A number of fire engines were discovered in the rural film set in order to control the fire that broke out
Happy Escape: Tom, who often performs many of his own stunts, did not take part in this dangerous action sequence
Secrets from the Set: It seems that the highly anticipated film will feature an action scene in the snow
Under Control: Firefighters were on the scene quickly to deal with the outbreak, but not before it had caused damage
Hanging in midair: The stuntman jumped off a ramp on the bike before parting with the vehicle
Drama: Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie has promised at least three "obscene" stunts as the franchise goes on and admitted that even he is "afraid" of his own plans
Preparation: Tom practiced his stunts during the lockdown and was seen spinning down dirt roads on a motocross bike and piloting a helicopter
Always on the sidelines: Tom broke his ankle while filming a stunt for the last Mission: Impossible film three years ago in London
On the way: At the end of August, the shooting for Mission: Impossible 7 is to be relocated to Norway, where Tom will probably be exempt from the quarantine rules.
Action man: Tom threw himself out of a helicopter over the Oxfordshire countryside for another scene recently
Back on track: production for the next installment resumed last month after a long hiatus
Annoyed: A source said Tom was "very frustrated" about the possible further delay in filming
Tom, who is known to enjoy doing his own stunts but was not involved in Tuesday's motorcycle scene, recently threw himself out of a helicopter over the Oxfordshire countryside for another scene.
Two of the other cast members joined him in skydiving after filming Mission: Impossible 7 after Covid shut down.
Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie has promised at least three "obscene" stunts as the franchise goes on and admitted that even he is "afraid" of his own plans.
Tom was practicing his stunts during the lockdown and was seen spinning down dirt roads on a motocross bike and piloting a helicopter.
In action: Tom has been known to do his own stunts, but is not believed to have been involved in whoever went wrong on Tuesday (pictured in Mission: Impossible – Fallout in 2018).
Mission: 7 impossible delays
The action film has been beset by problems since the project started in January last year.
Filming began in Venice in February this year, but lasted only a few weeks before the coronavirus pandemic in Italy escalated and production ceased.
The team decided to move to Surrey, England, to continue filming, but that didn't last either as the virus quickly spread in the UK.
Production of the film had to be suspended, and the cast and crew even asked the government for special exceptions in order to resume filming.
They were finally allowed to move on in July and pick up in Oxfordshire.
Meanwhile, one of the film's main stars, Nicholas Hoult, had to quit due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Esai Morales.
It was also revealed that director Christopher McQuarrie wanted to blow up a 111-year-old bridge in Poland, sparking protests among locals and train enthusiasts.
Petitions were sent to the Polish government and the crew had to say that they never intended to demolish the bridge, only its unsafe parts.
This week's fire on the Oxfordshire set is the latest in many cases involving the blockbuster.
The actor broke his ankle while filming a stunt for the latest Mission: Impossible film in London three years ago, but that didn't dampen his enthusiasm for daring action.
He later recalled sustaining the injury when his foot bumped into a wall during a heartbreaking rooftop chase that co-star Henry Cavill was involved in.
"I knew right away that my ankle was broken," he said. "But I really didn't want to do it again, so I just got up and continued recording."
"(After the shot) I said, 'It's broken, this is a wrap, take me to the hospital' and everyone was on the phone and made their vacation arrangements."
Tom – who plans to shoot a future film on board the International Space Station – personally stood up for Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to get permission to resume filming on Mission: Impossible 7 despite the coronavirus crisis, but with a reduced rate Crew. It should now be published in November next year.
While last month it became known that director McQuarrie was planning to blow up a 111-year-old bridge in Poland while filming, much to the dismay of locals.
At the end of August, the shooting for Mission: Impossible 7 is to be relocated to Norway, where Tom is expected to be "exempted from the quarantine rules".
In a phone call with the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Abid Raja, the actor showed how "excited" he was to shoot the latest episode of the franchise.
Commenting on his return to filming in Norway, Tom said, "It's a beautiful country, I can't wait to go back." Like the entire crew, I am very excited to be back. "
During the call, the minister said Norway was looking forward to (Tom) return and claimed that the Hollywood star and crew could shoot in the country without first being quarantined at home, Norwegian publication VG reported.
Adjustments: After delays caused by the corona virus, Tom discussed film logistics with British Culture Minister Oliver Dowden, who confirmed that filmmakers are exempt from certain quarantine rules in a video chat. It is also believed that the actor will be exempt in Norway
However, the cast and crew must pass two tests for coronavirus within 48 hours of landing in Norway, and strict daily health checks are carried out.
According to the VG, the set should declare its health, the temperature tests will be completed and a mobile coronavirus test laboratory with doctors installed on site.
According to the minister, Tom is due to arrive in Norway in late August and the crew is due to arrive by the end of the month.
Norway created the backdrop for the famous scene in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, in which Ethan Hunt hangs on the edge of Pulpit Rock known as Preikestolen.
The epic scene shows Ethan climbing the rock face that provides a 604-meter drop into the Lysefjord.
In a nutshell: The films focus on Agent Ethan Hunt, played by Tom, and are directed by Christopher McQuarrie (pictured in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 2011).
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