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'Mission Impossible' to Shoot at Famed Norway Tourist Site

Wednesday Nov 8, 2017
Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) in Lysefjorden near Stavanger, Norway.
Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) in Lysefjorden near Stavanger, Norway.  (Source:Carina Johansen/NTB scanpix via AP))

Technical equipment to shoot "Mission: Impossible 6" is being helicoptered in to southern Norway's most famous tourist attraction - which means the site is being temporarily closed off for visitors.

Cameras are to be rolling Tuesday through Thursday at the Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a plateau and spectacular viewpoint over Norway's mountainous landscape that sits more than 600 meters (nearly 2,000 feet) above the Lysefjord.

Tom Cruise, who broke his ankle while performing a stunt for the film during a London shoot, is expected to be on the Norway set.

The Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper said Saturday that an airplane with filming gear has landed at a nearby airport and a helicopter was seen hoisting containers onto Pulpit Rock.

The film is scheduled to open in July 2018.

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