Tom Cruise has halted production on Mission Impossible 6 to get a pay rise

Tom Cruise is demanding a pay rise and production can't continue until it's sorted. Photo / Getty Images
Tom Cruise is demanding a pay rise and production can't continue until it's sorted. Photo / Getty Images

Pre-production on M:I6 Mission: Impossible has been halted due to Tom Cruise's salary negotiations.

Deadline reports that up to 20 people had been hired in London to start work on the upcoming movie but it has been put on hold while discussions continue over Cruise's pay.

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The website added that two different reasons have been given for the hold-up. The first is that the studio wants Cruise and the other producers to cut their fee and the second is that he wants a raise to equal what he got paid for The Mummy from Universal while Paramount would prefer to pay him what he got for the fifth MI movie.

However, the salary negotiations are unlikely to affect filming, which is not due to start until January.

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation had a budget of US$150 million and grossed US$682 million worldwide.

Meanwhile, Cruise is currently working on The Mummy reboot in London, in which he plays Navy Seal Tyler Colt.

The story follows Tyler's mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker, but he soon finds they are nothing more than some grave robbers who have all died upon entering a mysterious bunker.

Tyler and his team discover the bunker is actually a centuries old tomb and mayhem erupts as all the Navy Seal members start turning on one another.

After making his way deep within the tomb, Tyler finds a black iron sarcophagus marked with Egyptian symbols and is compelled to open the sarcophagus and release the mummy inside. But after touching the relic, he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria.

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