'MI 6' production halted after Tom Cruise breaks ankle while shooting

'MI 6' production halted after Tom Cruise breaks ankle while shooting

The movie remains on schedule to open on July 27, 2018, the studio's statement said.

Despite the injury, McQuarrie assures fans that Cruise is in good spirits.

Director Christopher McQuarrie previously insisted that Tom's injury shouldn't affect the film's July 2018 release date.

In a statement, the studio explained: "During production on the latest "Mission: Impossible" film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt".

He rejected reports that Cruise had fallen short on the jump that was filmed in central London on Saturday, maintaining that the star was always supposed to slam into the side of the target building. "Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can't wait to share the film with everyone next summer".

"And on the fourth try, he hit the building at a slightly different angle and he broke his ankle".

He said: "What Tom is doing in this movie I believe will top anything that's come before".

MI6; co-starring Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett and Alec Baldwin has two more months of filming scheduled.

USA trade press reported that Cruise was left with a badly-damaged and possibly broken ankle after the accident on Saturday in central London, footage of which went viral. "You can see it on his face".

Cruise, 55, is well known for doing his own stunts. This in fact gives us an opportunity to go into editorial and look at what we've shot and reassess the movie, which is a luxury you don't normally have because you're on a train that just doesn't stop.

Earlier this week, it was reported Tom - who plays International Monetary Fund agent Ethan Hunt in the money-spinning film franchise - will need "months to recover" from the injury.

He also recalled what happened on the set that led to Tom Cruise injuring his ankle. At the time, neither Cruise's publicist nor a representative for Paramount would confirm that the actor was injured. My character dies, I nearly died.