Filming on ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ has been halted after a motorbike exploded.
Filming had been underway on an action sequence at a disused quarry in Oxfordshire when things went “horribly wrong” and a stuntman’s vehicle set on fire after a leap from a ramp, while lead actor Tom Cruise filmed with a parachute in a nearby field.
A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “This has been a massive challenge to stage and has cost a fortune, not to mention weeks and weeks of construction. But when it came to the big day, it went horribly wrong.
“The idea was for the stuntman to land on some huge pillows filled with card to cushion the blow, while the bike safely crashed to the ground a few metres away.
“Unfortunately, it was miscalculated.
“The heat and the friction of the tyres meant that when the bike crashed, the cardboard padding sparked and went up in flames. The smoke was so bad they had to close a nearby RAF airfield.
“Fortunately, nobody was…