A new image from the upcoming Mission: Impossible 6 shows a reunited M:I team — Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) — standing somewhere in New Zealand.
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Both Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie tweeted the photo as the production wrapped filming in New Zealand. “Thank you to the amazing people of New Zealand!” Cruise wrote. “I’ve had a great time filming the next Mission: Impossible here.”
McQuarrie used a Māori expression of thanks and farewell, writing, “Kia Ora, New Zealand. Thanks to everyone there who helped us achieve the Impossible. Leave a light on, London. We’re coming home. #MI6”
Thank you to the amazing people of New Zealand! I’ve had a great time filming the next Mission: Impossible here. pic.twitter.com/GqSmAJpQ7q
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) July 9, 2017
The production has already filmed a car chase scene in Paris, so England will be the third country the team has traveled to while making the movie.
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Based on the 1960s spy TV show of the same name, the Mission: Impossible franchise kicked off in 1996 and has released four sequels to date. The most recent installment, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, earned $195 million domestically and pulled in a total of $682 million worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film in the series.
Mission: Impossible 6 is slated to open on July 27, 2018. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie and stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell, Simon Pegg as Benjamín “Benji” Dunn, Michelle Monaghan as Julia Meade-Hunt, Alec Baldwin as Alan Hunley and Sean Harris as Solomon Lane.