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Robots join mission to improve film set safety

Posted On: Jan. 14, 2021 1:01 PM CST

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is aiming to terminate COVID-19 safety breaches on the set of the latest “Mission Impossible” film with the deployment of two robots, following an infamous rant that made headlines last month. 


Paying “huge sums,” Mr. Cruise bought two “state-of-the-art” robots to patrol the set of “Mission Impossible 7” when filming resumes this week, The Sun newspaper in London reported Wednesday.


The robots can do more than tell staffers to stay away from one another. Both can also administer on-the-spot COVID-19 tests.


“Tom is so serious about making sure the shoot isn’t shut down that he’s splashed out on these robots as he can’t be everywhere to ensure people are behaving themselves,” a film crew member told the newspaper, adding that the robots are “sophisticated and rather intimidating.”


“It’s like the Terminator, only not as violent,” the crewmember told The Sun.

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