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Tom Cruise Buys Two Robots Out of Pocket to Patrol the Mission: Impossible Set

Tom Cruise will not stand for anything to get in the way of production on Mission: Impossible 7 wrapping, not even an international health crisis, and associated restrictions. So he bought himself two robots to help out with it.
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and his longtime partner in the franchise, BMW 5 photos
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MI:7 is currently the only big-budget studio production to have shot almost continuously as soon as initial restrictions were lifted in the UK in mid-2020. Tom Cruise, leading man and producer, plans to keep it that way, ensuring that filming wraps without further delay or incident.

Prior to the winter holidays, audio of Cruise yelling at two staff members for not social-distancing on set (they were looking together at a camera monitor, inches apart) went viral. According to The Sun, when shooting resumes in the UK next week and then moves to Dubai, Cruise will have two robots patrolling the set. He paid for them out of pocket, apparently.

“The robots are really sophisticated and rather intimidating. It’s like the Terminator only not as violent,” says one unnamed production source.

Before you die laughing, this isn’t really what it seems. The tipster goes on to reveal that the robots will be taking staff’s temperature and will even be able to perform on-the-spot tests, further minimizing chances of a delay due to an infection shutdown. So it’s not like Cruise is setting up his own reign of terror on the set of the movie, making sure that people stick to safety regulations.

On a more serious note, with production coming back, fans will be treated to more behind-the-scenes content and Cruise stunts. So far, he’s done everything from ramp jumps to riding on speeding trains and BASE jumping off a cliff on a motorcycle. The world needs to see what he’s up to next as agent Ethan Hunt.

As of the time of press, MI:7 is still scheduled for a November 2021 release, but that could change depending on the developments of the upcoming months.

Editor's note: Gallery includes photos of Tom Cruising BASE jumping off a cliff, on a Honda motorcyle

 
 
 
 
 

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