Hollywood released guidelines for restarting film production this week, and the guidelines are about what we all expected: temp checks, limiting crew, wearing protective equipment, maintaining social distancing when possible, and constant covid-19 tests.
And while it’ll certainly sounds like a lot of work, at least it’s a sign that the world is trying to get back to normal.
Smaller, indie projects will probably be first to return in these summer months, since their crew can be limited. But some bigger projects are already talking about resuming as well.
According to a report from Variety, Mission: Impossible 7 is set to begin filming in September. They shut down production earlier this year due to the pandemic.
They will reportedly start shooting the outdoor scenes first. Actor Simon Pegg, who has a starring role in the franchise, told Variety the following…
That will begin with the outdoor stuff. That feels fairly doable, and obviously there will be precautions put in place. People that are involved in any close proximity stuff, it will have to be determined that they’re safe to do that. I don’t know what the testing situation is, how that works, or whether they’ll be able to be tested regularly.
And that seems to be the major thing here. Will there be enough tests to go around? As long as testing is available, then there shouldn’t be too many problems.
But if there aren’t enough tests, then they’ll be working blindly, and that’s not something studios are going to sign off on.