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Mission: Impossible 6 starts filming – when could they be in New Zealand?

Filming has started on New Zealand-bound Mission: Impossible 6.

Director Chris McQuarrie – who also helmed the saga’s previous instalment, Rogue Nation – announced filming had begun on his Twitter page.

On Saturday he shared a photo of a clapboard for the film with the caption: “Light the fuse”.

The announcement came after paparazzi captured shots of Cruise filming a sequence for the sequel in Paris, France that appeared to involve helicopters.

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Superman actor Henry Cavill, who also features in the film, shared some photographs of his dog Kal, who had been with him on the set of Mission: Impossible 6.

“These past few days have been very busy with travel to new destinations for my next job. What seemed like an impossible task was made into less of a mission by my constant companion,” he wrote.

Mission: Impossible 6 is due to film in New Zealand, according to an interview with McQuarrie.

The production is rumoured to be heading to the Queenstown area.