Last month, the actor made headlines by going on a profanity-laced tirade against the crew of Mission Impossible 7 because two people would not maintain a six-foot distance. Cruise is committed to finishing the movie and is very determined to do whatever it takes to keep production on track.
Now Cruise doesn't have to personally lower himself, metaphorically, to the level of the lowly crew members that work for him and the studio. He can instead have his personal robots enforce the very strict covid protocols required by the studio.
"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...
"The robots are really sophisticated and rather intimidating. It's like the Terminator only not as violent."
"It's like the Terminator only not as violent."
There have been no pictures from the set showing these robots. But I cannot wait to see them.
Let's hope these robots stay on the set and don't make their way into our everyday lives. I can only think of about a million sci-fi stories where that ends up being an issue. They're always introduced innocently, to serve mankind. Then we all end up dead.
I have been on record in our comment section saying I'm fine with whatever it takes to get a new Mission Impossible movie. I love the MI movies, they are some of my favorites. But let me be the first to say that I think this is going a little bit too far.