If it weren’t for the Fast and Furious films we’d all be calling Mission Impossible the franchise that won’t die. Well, regardless if you want it or not, we’re about to get another installment. Apparently, MI 5 is going to be shooting later this month in London. Purportedly, the film will feature Simon Pegg, Tom Cruse, and Jeremy Renner.
Recently, during a press junket, Pegg had these things to say about when the film starts shooting:
We’re all ready to go on August 24, which is what I’m being told. Which is why I’m here doing a little press right now, and I’m available – because I might become unavailable very soon. As far as I know, we’re all set to go. We’ve got location work first, and then the bulk of the filming will be in Leavesden [Studios], north of London. It’s a nice one for me, to be near home.
He had this to say about the possibility of shooting in Parliament:
I can’t confirm that because I haven’t been told. But we are shooting in London, so it would make sense, if they were looking to film in places like that, that it would be the case. I don’t know for definite, but I do know that we are shooting on location in London, so that should be the case. Which would be great.
Look for MI 5 to be coming to a theatre near you fairly soon. The film appears to already have momentum behind it. We’ll see how the final product shapes up.