Mission: Impossible 7’s climactic sequence with Tom Cruise was almost derailed by angry locals


The cast and crew of Mission: Impossible 7 are prepping a climactic action sequence with a moving train, though it was almost derailed by angry locals. 

Tom Cruise was spotted this week filming in North Yorkshire squaring off in an epic fight atop a moving train with the sequel’s villain, played by Esai Morales.

The film’s explosive climax will be filmed in a small Derbyshire village, with The Sun reports that the production received complaints from a local couple who claimed the shoot would ‘shatter the tranquility’ of the area.

Derailed: The cast and crew of Mission: Impossible 7are prepping a climactic action sequence with a moving train, though it was almost derailed by angry locals

The scene was filmed in the village of Stoney Middleton in Derbyshire U.K., with the production utilizing an old quarry.

The production built train tracks which stopped over the quarry, with the train said to go hurtling off the tracks and fall 160 feet into the quarry, while Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and Morales’ unnamed villain fight atop the locomotive. 

The production’s application to film at Dalton Quarry was objected by by a retired couple, Elizabeth Longbottom, 80, a retired health visitor, and Robin Longbottom, 76, a retired surveyor.

Quarry: The production built train tracks which stopped over the quarry, with the train said to go hurtling off the tracks and fall 160 feet into the quarry, while Cruise's Ethan Hunt and Morales' unnamed villain fight atop the locomotive

Quarry: The production built train tracks which stopped over the quarry, with the train said to go hurtling off the tracks and fall 160 feet into the quarry, while Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and Morales’ unnamed villain fight atop the locomotive

Objection: The production's application to film at Dalton Quarry was objected by by a retired couple, Elizabeth Longbottom, 80, a retired health visitor, and Robin Longbottom, 76, a retired surveyor

Objection: The production’s application to film at Dalton Quarry was objected by by a retired couple, Elizabeth Longbottom, 80, a retired health visitor, and Robin Longbottom, 76, a retired surveyor

‘This is an area of beauty and tranquility — and that’s going to be shattered when Mr Cruise and his team turn up. He means nothing to me, it’s 46 years since my husband and I went to the cinema,’ Elizabeth said.

Robin added, ‘I assume the film company are paying handsomely for the privilege of disrupting everyone’s lives.’

The couple’s objection also added that they felt the scene, ‘could be done more economically and with less disturbance by being digitally generated.’

Tranquility: 'This is an area of beauty and tranquility ¿ and that¿s going to be shattered when Mr Cruise and his team turn up. He means nothing to me, it¿s 46 years since my husband and I went to the cinema,' Elizabeth said.

Tranquility: ‘This is an area of beauty and tranquility — and that’s going to be shattered when Mr Cruise and his team turn up. He means nothing to me, it’s 46 years since my husband and I went to the cinema,’ Elizabeth said.

Disrupting: Robin added, 'I assume the film company are paying handsomely for the privilege of disrupting everyone¿s lives'

Disrupting: Robin added, ‘I assume the film company are paying handsomely for the privilege of disrupting everyone’s lives’

Digital: The couple's objection also added that they felt the scene, 'could be done more economically and with less disturbance by being digitally generated'

Digital: The couple’s objection also added that they felt the scene, ‘could be done more economically and with less disturbance by being digitally generated’

While there were others that objected to the shoot, the Peak District National Park Authority approved the application, while the production company Jupiter Springs promised to keep the disruption to a minimum.

Cruise is expected to be in the area rehearsing the stunt sequence for three weeks before the shoot, which is expected to be the film’s action-packed climax.

The train is said to plunge into a 70-meter water tank after falling off the tracks and into the quarry.

Disruption: While there were others that objected to the shoot, the Peak District National Park Authority approved the application, while the production company Jupiter Springs promised to keep the disruption to a minimum

Disruption: While there were others that objected to the shoot, the Peak District National Park Authority approved the application, while the production company Jupiter Springs promised to keep the disruption to a minimum

Rehearsal: Cruise is expected to be in the area rehearsing the stunt sequence for three weeks before the shoot, which is expected to be the film's action-packed climax

Rehearsal: Cruise is expected to be in the area rehearsing the stunt sequence for three weeks before the shoot, which is expected to be the film’s action-packed climax

Plunge: The train is said to plunge into a 70-meter water tank after falling off the tracks and into the quarry

Plunge: The train is said to plunge into a 70-meter water tank after falling off the tracks and into the quarry

Director Christopher McQuarrie teased the sequence on his Instagram over the past week, sharing shots of the train’s wheels, but on Monday, he shared a snap of Cruise hanging from the side of the train, while thanking the Yorkshire locals and teasing the climactic scene in the Yorkshire village of Levisham.

‘What would Mission be without a bit of local color? Our sincerest thanks to North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the Office of Rail and Road, Eddie Draper, Riley’s & GB Rail Freight and, of course, the incredibly lovely and welcoming people of Levisham,’ the director said.

‘We had an amazing week (and remarkably fair weather) in fabulous Yorkshire. We’ll be back for one last bit of mischief in short order,’ he said, likely teasing the climactic scene in Derbyshire.

Mission: Impossible 7 is currently slated for release on May 27, 2022, with Mission: Impossible 8 expected to follow on July 7, 2023. 

Hanging out: Director Christopher McQuarrie teased the sequence on his Instagram over the past week, sharing shots of the train's wheels, but on Monday, he shared a snap of Cruise hanging from the side of the train, while thanking the Yorkshire locals and teasing the climactic scene in the Yorkshire village of Levisham

Hanging out: Director Christopher McQuarrie teased the sequence on his Instagram over the past week, sharing shots of the train’s wheels, but on Monday, he shared a snap of Cruise hanging from the side of the train, while thanking the Yorkshire locals and teasing the climactic scene in the Yorkshire village of Levisham

Thanks: 'What would Mission be without a bit of local color? Our sincerest thanks to North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the Office of Rail and Road, Eddie Draper, Riley¿s & GB Rail Freight and, of course, the incredibly lovely and welcoming people of Levisham,' the director said

Thanks: ‘What would Mission be without a bit of local color? Our sincerest thanks to North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the Office of Rail and Road, Eddie Draper, Riley’s & GB Rail Freight and, of course, the incredibly lovely and welcoming people of Levisham,’ the director said

Amazing week: 'We had an amazing week (and remarkably fair weather) in fabulous Yorkshire. We¿ll be back for one last bit of mischief in short order,' he said, likely teasing the climactic scene in Derbyshire

Amazing week: ‘We had an amazing week (and remarkably fair weather) in fabulous Yorkshire. We’ll be back for one last bit of mischief in short order,’ he said, likely teasing the climactic scene in Derbyshire

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