With a Christmas 2015 release being targeted, the fifth "Mission: Impossible" film has to get filming soon if it's to make the date. Out doing a brief bit of press for "Hector and the Search for Happiness," actor Simon Pegg revealed to Cinema Blend that filming will begin sooner than you think:
"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."
Reports a while back also indicated that some filming would take place inside the Houses of Parliament. Pegg was asked about those reports and couldn't confirm them:
"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."
Christopher McQuarrie ("Jack Reacher") is directing the next entry in the series which Cruise, Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin are set to star in. No confirmation as yet if Paula Patton or Ving Rhames are also coming back.