“Mission: Impossible 7”, “Matrix 4” and “The Prom”, between the films whose production was postponed or blocked by Covid-19


Amazon – “Birds of Paradise”, written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith, based on the novel “Bright Burning Stars” by A.K. Small, stopped production in Budapest.

Disney – Films for the “Avatar” sequels, made by James Cameron, have been suspended in New Zealand. “Avatar 2” and “Avatar 3” were to be completed this spring.

Production of the live-action feature film “Little Mermaid” by Rob Marshall, due to start on March 16 in London, has been postponed.

Marvel’s superhero movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Rings” has suspended production on March 12, with Destin director Daniel Cretton in self-isolation. Production began in February in Australia.

Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel” was blocked on March 13 for an indefinite period. Filming was to take place in Ireland. Scott will start editing the footage he has made so far.

Production for Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, and Rooney Mara was stopped in Toronto.

In the same situation is the comedy “Vacation Friends” with John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, and Meredith Hagner.

“Shrunk,” a reboot of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” with Josh Gad and Rick Moranis, stopped production, as did David Lowery’s “Peter Pan & Wendy.”

Disney’s “Home Alone,” featuring Ellie Kemper, Archie Yates, and Robe Delaney, is currently locked in Canada.

MGM – The production of the feature film “Samaritan” with Sylvester Stallone, entered on March 14 in a break of at least two weeks.

Netflix – “The Prom”, an adaptation signed by Ryan Murphy of the eponymous musical, with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, stopped production in Los Angeles just days before filming began.

The Red Notice project, with Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, is blocked for at least two weeks, starting March 16.

“The Harder They Fall”, a western directed by Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors, directed by Jaymes Samuel, was to be filmed in New Mexico, but this stage is postponed at least two weeks.

Paramount – “Mission: Impossible 7”, with Tom Cruise, stopped production in Italy on February 24th.

Sony – The pre-production of the “Uncharted” adaptation has been on hold for at least six weeks. Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg will star in the film directed by Ruben Fleischer. The feature film is scheduled to be released on March 5, 2021.

“Cinderella”, a musical with Camila Cabello in the lead role, stopped its production on March 14 at Pinewood Studios for at least two weeks.

Also in pre-production was the comedy “The Man From Toronto” with Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson. It was discontinued.

In Boston, the horror film “Shrine” was starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Cary Elwes, but for four weeks the production is suspended.

The production was delayed by two weeks in the case of “The Nightingale”, with sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning.

Universal – The production of “Jurassic World: Dominion”, which takes place in Hawaii, was suspended on February 25.

The break is the production of Rachel Morrison’s “Flint Strong”, as well as a comedy directed by Nick Stoller.

Warners Bros. – The production “Matrix 4”, in Berlin, was stopped.

The biopic about Elvis Presley, with Tom Hanks in distribution, is also on a break after the actor was tested positive with Covid-19.

“The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson has stopped production for two weeks starting March 14th. She may be moving from London to Liverpool.

Production for “Fantastic Beasts 3” did not start in London on March 17, during which time “King Richard” with Will Smith was delayed in Los Angeles.

Independent productions – The “Vengeance” thriller, directed by B.J. Novak, who will play alongside Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, and Boyd Holbrook, has stopped production in Albuquerque.

BBC Films has stopped the London production of Reggie Yates’s “Pirates”.

In Morocco, John Michael McDonagh’s “The Forgiven”, with Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Caleb Landry Jones, and Saïd Taghmaoui, was to be completed last week. The team left the country before production ended.

Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter” drama starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish and Willem Dafoe stopped production in Biloxi, Mississippi, five days before filming ended. One of the actors in the cast was tested positive.


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