The film star Tom Cruise made quite the stir when he was spotted filming the newest addition to the Mission: Impossible franchise in the North York Moors earlier this year. It’s not too often A-list celebs are spotted filming major films in God’s Own Country – nevermind the sleepy town of Pickering.
Whilst out walking, owners of Pear Tree B&B and Holiday Cottages in Pickering spotted the movie star walking from his helicopter to a black BMW – they were working at Levisham Station. The film crew were also busy building a huge train track in the Peak District at Dalton Quarry in Stoney Middleton for a huge stunt for the film.
Months later, the Mission: Impossible crew were back to film for the latest film in the action franchise at Stoney Middleton. They were filming a huge train stunt where they’d rigged the train to go over the edge. The huge stunt was filmed at Darlton Quarry on Friday night.
Before the train was hurled off the edge, snaps of the train were captured by Rob Wakeling, who got up close and personal on the set last week. The snaps show the train with smoke billowing out the train, ready to be sent over the edge.
Filming was halted due to the pandemic, but it looks like they are well on there way once more. The video shows the train fly off the cliff with the beautiful Peak District National Park as its backdrop.
The film, production of which was halted due to the pandemic, is set to premiere in Summer 2023. If you’d like to find out more, keep an eye on the IMDB channel here.
Feature Image Credit: Rob Wakeling