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.
READ MORE: * Tom Cruise pay demands puts Mission: Impossible 6 on ice, but he’s right to ask * Why no interviewers are asking Tom Cruise about Scientology * Top Gun sequel would be ‘fun’ * Tom Cruise’s incredible stunt scene * Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation: Six things we can learn from the first trailer
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.