After his infamous rant last month over COVID-19 regulations on his film set, Tom Cruise is going to extreme lengths to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
He has paid huge sums for the gadgets which can also administer on-the-spot tests to staff.
A film-set source said: “Shooting for it will resume in the UK later this week before it goes off to Dubai.
“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.
“Yes, the rant that came out last month may have been a bit over the top, but he was right, and those who saw the story sympathised with him.
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“He gets paid a lot for these films but he also knows that he is lucky to be working and staff on the film from top to bottom rely on this film going ahead.
“You don’t have to go far to see how just how much the pandemic has affected jobs.”
The source went on: “The robots are really sophisticated and rather intimidating. It’s like the Terminator only not as violent.”
Last month it was revealed Cruise ranted at two crew who were standing within two metres of each other at Warner Bros Studios.
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He said: “If I see you do it again, you’re f***ing gone.”
Two staff got COVID-19 last year while in Venice and filming was postponed as international lockdowns were introduced.