Director Christopher McQuarrie is gearing up to start production on Mission: Impossible 5 which will see Tom Cruise’s spy Ethan Hunt once again traveling the globe to complete an espionage mission of extreme, if not, dare I say it, impossible, difficulty. And it appears that one of those ports of call this time around is going to be London, England.
Metro is reporting that the film may be planning to shoot in a rather exclusive location in London –
A source told the paper: ‘MI5 will feature numerous well-known locations in London but the Houses of Parliament is clearly the biggest coup. Tom Cruise will obviously feature heavily in the scenes.’
Movie bosses are said to be looking into shooting at other London landmarks including The Shard and the Olympic Stadium.
It would certainly be a feather in the film’s cap if they managed to secure Parliament as a filming location. Only one other film has shot there, and that was the historical drama Suffragette which is due out later this year.
But I am a bit surprised that the Mission: Impossible franchise is the first spy series to shoot in Parliament. I would have thought that honor would have gone to Britain’s own James Bond. For the sequence in 2006’s Casino Royale where Bond’s boss M is leaving a meeting with several MPs, the library at the Strahov Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic stood in for the halls of Parliament while the Inquiry scene in which Silva attempts to assassinate M in Skyfall was shot at Trinity Square in London.