Actor Tom Cruise and production banner Paramount Pictures are locked in a dispute over salary and that has reportedly halted pre-production on the upcoming sixth installment of popular Mission: Impossible series.
The studio, which was co-financing the movie with Skydance Media, was in the preparation stages for a January 2017 production start and Christopher McQuarrie is writing the script.
According to multiple sources, one of the contentious points is Cruise’s back-end profit participation, with the star looking to match or exceed what he is getting paid by Universal for starring in The Mummy, which he is currently shooting in London, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
This is the second hiccup this summer for Mission: Impossible 6. In July, the project threatened to fall apart over what one source said was script issues. That obstacle pushed a November start into the new year.
Mission: Impossible 6 is yet to receive a release date.