Mission Impossible 7: Filming continues in the Peak District as Tom Cruise spotted up north

More pictures of a dramatic set-up of a train track in Derbyshire have emerged from a location for the latest Mission:Impossible film.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 11:25 am

The pictures show a train track teetering over Darlton Quarry, in Stoney Middleton with the track running beyond the edge with a drop below.

Tom Cruise who plays main character Ethan Hunt in the action-packed franchise, had previously been seen filming on top of a mock steam locomotive in the Moors, North Yorkshire.

Fans managed to catch the glimpse of the award-winning actor as he waved to members of the public while filming the scenes.

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Picture by Stefan Gallagher.
Picture by Stefan Gallagher.

The 58-year-old Hollywood star was also seen in Pickering and a helicopter associated with the film flew over Scarborough.

Earlier this year, the Peak District National Park (PDNPA) gave permission to a production company, Jupiter Spring Productions Ltd's planning application to shoot at the disused quarry.

Work has been taking place to create a set at the location, with filming and site clearance expected to be complete by the end of May.

Location shoots have already taken place in Venice, Rome, Surrey and Norway.

The train track set up at the Derbyshire quarry. Picture by Stefan Gallagher.

The filming of Mission:Impossible 7 has suffered a number of setbacks due to Covid-19 pandemic and it is thought the current travel restrictions may have forced changes to the schedule.

Paramount Picture was forced to move both Mission:Impossible 7 and 8's premiere dates with Mission:Impossible 7 release date now set on May 27, 2022, instead of July 23, 2021.

This means, the release date of Mission:Impossible 8 has to be pushed back to July 7, 2023, which was earlier set for August 5, 2022.

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