Hollywood is looking for a little more of that international feel as at least two major productions will set up shop in different countries for key parts of their shoots.
Mission: Impossible, which has a long history of traveling around the world anyway, is taking a close look at different locations in and around Paris. At the same time, Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther is planning a major car chase scene in South Korea.
First, filming is set to begin in the next couple months for Mission: Impossible 6 in and around the French capital, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s not clear what other exotic locations the production might end up, but Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation shot in Morocco, Austria, Malaysia and England, among other places.
Christopher McQuarrie is back as director for the film with star Tom Cruise, looking to follow up on the $700.9 million Rogue Nation did in 2015. That was the best box office performance of any Mission: Impossible movie – when not counting for inflation – as it just edged 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
The franchise, which launched in 1996, has earned $2.8 billion worldwide. The yet-to-be-titled Mission: Impossible 6 will sneak its way into theaters in July 2018.
Chadwick Boseman is set to make an impact as Marvel’s latest standalone film superhero when Black Panther lands in Busan, a city of 3.5 million located on the southeastern coast of South Korea.
Shooting there will begin in March, according to the trade publication, and last two weeks. The goal is to create a massive car chase that will involve 150 cars and 700 people.
Word about the shoot leaked out when government officials Busan posted a notice letting residents know about potential traffic restrictions and noise on its social media page, but quickly removed it a short time later. By then, however, it was too late, and the panther was out of the bag.
The film from Creed director Ryan Coogler is due in theaters in a little more than a year. Boseman, in the meantime, is said to be part of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War shoot, although that has yet to be confirmed by Marvel. He’s also set to return to theaters in October as Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall in Marshall from writers Jacob and Michael Koskoff.
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