The recordings of the latest Mission Impossible film have been stopped. The film was initially to be filmed in the Italian city of Venice for three weeks, but since at least 150 cases of corona virus infection are known in Italy, production has now been postponed.

“To ensure the safety and well-being of our cast and crew, we have decided to overhaul the production schedule,” a Paramount Pictures spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter .

“We take employees’ concerns into account and want to allow them to return home. We keep an eye on the situation and work together with health and government agencies.”

Tom Cruise, who plays the leading role in the film franchise, had not yet traveled to Italy.

Cruise will again be seen in the seventh part of Mission Impossible as secret agent Ethan Hunt, who works for the fictional Impossible Missions Force . Currently not only is the sequel to Fallout being released in 2018, director Christopher McQuarrie is also working on the eighth part.

The premiere of the seventh Mission Impossible film is scheduled for July 23, 2021.