Tom Cruise saves cameraman during 'Mission: Impossible 7' stunt filming

Photos published online appear to show the star grabbing hold of a slipping crew member during a stunt

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Tom Cruise has been spotted seemingly coming to the rescue of a stumbling cameraman while filming a stunt for Mission: Impossible 7 in the UK. Filming for the action flick is currently taking place in a small village in Yorkshire.

Photos were published that appear to show Cruise grabbing a hold of a cameraman who had slipped from the carriage of a moving train. Although the cameraman was wearing a harness, Cruise apparently was able to help him from dropping equipment or slipping any further and then helped him find his footing again on a steel ledge.

This is the seventh film in the Mission Impossible series which has filmed around the world in places such as Norway, London, Rome, Venice and Abu Dhabi.

Staying Covid-free in Abu Dhabi

In February, Cruise and his team finished filming scenes in the UAE capital. Not much is known about shoot but they were spotted at Louvre Abu Dhabi. Impressively enough, the entire cast and crew also maintained being Covid-free during their time in the emirate.

Abu Dhabi's film and TV commissioner Hans Fraikin, explained during a panel discussion as part of the Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, how that was possible.

“We devised a protocol where we divided the team into five bubble zones. So these five zones could never interact. They also stayed in five different hotels. And the staff of those hotels could not leave their bubble either," he said.

More importantly, Fraikin added – unlike a few other productions that shot in the emirate but were used as other locations in films – the scenes shot in Abu Dhabi will be fully represented in the film.

“Abu Dhabi would be part of the storyline,” he said. “I can’t say where it was filmed but when the film releases around the world, audiences will be astounded by what they see.”

Paramount Pictures has also pushed back the release of Mission: Impossible 7, which is now expected to come out in May 2022.