Cruise, known for performing his own death-defying stunts, was injured as he leapt between buildings; eventually slamming into a concrete wall.
McQuarrie, who directed Cruise in the last Mission: Impossible installment as well as in 2012's Jack Reacher, said much of the film's action had already been shot. The actor walked away on his own power, but broke his ankle in the accident, according to a statement from Paramount Pictures.
The film will continue with its release date which is July 27, 2018 as reported by BBC.
Director Christopher McQuarrie revealed that they will go on filming other scenes that do not include Cruise.
The film's producer also revealed that the stunts Cruise is performing are quite demanding and required extensive training. "Thank you all for your support and concern".
Reuters reports that Paramount did not say how long production will be delayed.
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McQuarrie also cleared up an assumption that was made about the failed stunt.
"And on the fourth try, he hit the building at a slightly different angle and he broke his ankle". That's what gives the stunt its energy.
What happened is a matter of coordinating what Tom is doing with what the camera is doing, which means you have to do it a number of times.
U.S. trade press reported that Cruise was left with a badly-damaged and possibly broken ankle after the accident on Saturday in central London, footage of which went viral. "He knew the instant that he hit the building that his ankle was broken". "We're not doing this again today", he continued.
We wish Tom a speedy and easy recovery!
"It is going to be, I believe, the most impressive and unbelievable thing that Tom Cruise has done in a movie, and he has been working on it since right after "Rogue Nation" came out". "He was lying down with his foot up and I brought him the shot and he looked at it", McQuarrie said.