/mission-impossible-5-new-ending-production-stopped/Yesterday, it was widely reported that production had halted on the set of Mission: Impossible 5 so that the big climactic finale could be reworked. It seems that report, which generated at The Hollywood Reporter, was a little late in its arrival. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed today that, while shooting did stop, it was just over the course of this past week, and everything was back up and running last night.
In fact, a number of photos have come in from the set, as Tom Cruise filmed a late night action sequence as Ethan Hunt, running through the streets of London. Entertainment Weekly reports that the ending of the film only needed to be slightly tweaked, and what we see in these images is the revised finale as it comes together. The initial THR report claims that director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise were working with a third unidentified writer to improve the movie's third act. Christopher McQuarrie sent out a Tweet last night in response to that, which you can see below. He is clearly poking fun at the trade publication.
Mission: Impossible 5 was moved from it's December debut date to get away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It will now open on July 31, with this production halt not expected to change that. The short hiatus will not impact the rest of the film's production schedule. There are no plot details at the moment. But maybe you can figure out what is going on in these latest images: