Tom Cruise shoots night scenes on the penultimate day of filming for Mission Impossible 7

They’ve spent much of the year filming the latest installment of the hit Mission Impossible franchise.

And on Monday it was time for the penultimate day of shooting for Tom Cruise and his co-stars on the set of Mission Impossible 7.

The superstar was spotted shooting at night in the deserted streets of Venice with Hayley Atwell, looking in great spirits as he showed off his famous sprint and cheerily greeted fans.

Nearly there! On Monday it was time for the penultimate day of shooting for Tom Cruise and his co-stars on the set of Mission Impossible 7

Tom was dressed in a smart dress shirt and suit for the scenes, while Hayley matched in a fitted black waistcoat and billowing white satin shirt.

The two, and their crew, had the famous streets of Venice to themselves as darkness fell on the shoot.

Tom sprinted along the pavement with a cameraman on a bicyle riding ahead of him.

Hayley meanwhile was also seen strutting along the street before putting her hands up in surrender for one dramatic sequence. 

Famous run: The superstar was spotted shooting at night in the deserted streets of Venice with Hayley Atwell, looking in great spirits as he showed off his famous sprint

Famous run: The superstar was spotted shooting at night in the deserted streets of Venice with Hayley Atwell, looking in great spirits as he showed off his famous sprint

Tom was seen being tended to by a crew member in between his action scenes, appearing to have his knee strapped up.

Despite an apparent injury the leading man was in great spirits, smiling up at cameras and waving to those watching the scenes unfold. 

The shoot is understood to be nearing completion after a turbulent filming schedule caused by the ongoing coronavirus health crisis.

Action! Hayley was also seen strutting along the street

The actress looked fab in in a fitted black waistcoat and billowing white satin shirt

Action! Hayley was also seen strutting along the street, looking fab in in a fitted black waistcoat and billowing white satin shirt

Drama: The actress was seen crouching and putting her hands up in surrender at one point

Drama: The actress was seen crouching and putting her hands up in surrender at one point

Charmer: The leading man was in great spirits, smiling up at cameras and waving and blowing kisses to those watching the scenes unfold

Charmer: The leading man was in great spirits, smiling up at cameras and waving and blowing kisses to those watching the scenes unfold

He's off! Tom headed into the sunset following the tricky filming

He’s off! Tom headed into the sunset following the tricky filming 

In October Cruise held crisis talks with director Christopher McQuarrie after 12 people on set reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

Health chiefs were said to be tracing the contacts of those who tested positive after filming was suspended, dashing hopes it was an isolated case. 

It appeared to be yet another blow for the action movie franchise after filming was suspended earlier this year during the first European wave of coronavirus when cases rose sharply in Italy.

Taking its toll: Tom was seen being tended to by a crew member in between his action scenes, appearing to have his knee strapped up

Taking its toll: Tom was seen being tended to by a crew member in between his action scenes, appearing to have his knee strapped up

Busy: Crew members milled around Tom, with the whole team wearing masks while they set up shots in the narrow streets

Busy: Crew members milled around Tom, with the whole team wearing masks while they set up shots in the narrow streets

There he goes: The action man spent the most of the night shoot running through the streets

There he goes: The action man spent the most of the night shoot running through the streets 

Leading lady: Hayley joined leading man Tom on set, matching his sharp suit

Leading lady: Hayley joined leading man Tom on set, matching his sharp suit

Moody shots: The behind-the-scenes glimpse showed a cast member with a smoke machine

Moody shots: The behind-the-scenes glimpse showed a cast member with a smoke machine

The actor and the director, who worked together on previous Mission Impossible movies and Jack Reacher, were deep in conversation at their luxury base in the city, days after the situation came to light, but filming has now been allowed to continue with production restarting in recent weeks.

In October, The Sun reported 150 extras for the film were informed they were not to come in to shoot scenes that were on the filming schedule for the evening.

While no official reason was given for the sudden decision, it was claimed a coronavirus test had come back positive from the production so filming needed to be suspended temporarily.

Bye! He was seen speeding off on a boat after filming

Bye! He was seen speeding off on a boat after filming 

See ya! He was waving to the cast and crew

See ya! He was waving to the cast and crew 

Looking good: Tom was dressed in a smart dress shirt and suit for the scenes in Venice

Looking good: Tom was dressed in a smart dress shirt and suit for the scenes in Venice

Not long to go! The long months on set appear to have takent their toll on Tom as he was seen having his knee tended to by a medic

Not long to go! The long months on set appear to have takent their toll on Tom as he was seen having his knee tended to by a medic

Not long to go! The long months on set appear to have takent their toll on Tom as he was seen having his knee tended to by a medic

Taking over: The production has taken over the city in recent months, filming most days and nights in the empty streets

Taking over: The production has taken over the city in recent months, filming most days and nights in the empty streets

Penultimate day: The shoot is understood to be nearing completion after a turbulent filming schedule caused by the ongoing coronavirus health crisis

Penultimate day: The shoot is understood to be nearing completion after a turbulent filming schedule caused by the ongoing coronavirus health crisis

Troubled shoot: In October Cruise held crisis talks with director Christopher McQuarrie after 12 people on set reportedly tested positive for COVID-19

Troubled shoot: In October Cruise held crisis talks with director Christopher McQuarrie after 12 people on set reportedly tested positive for COVID-19

A source speaking to the publication claimed: ‘There are about 150 extras involved in the filming and late on Thursday they were all told not to turn up for work and they would be notified when they would be allowed back on set.

‘No official reason has been given but it’s feared it’s down to COVID and this will be the second time the production has been hit because of the virus.’

Crew also urged members of the public to remain socially distanced from one another as they waited to see the stars, while Cruise and director Christopher are also said to have made the request.

Outbreak? Health chiefs were said to be tracing the contacts of those who tested positive after filming was suspended, dashing hopes it was an isolated case

Outbreak? Health chiefs were said to be tracing the contacts of those who tested positive after filming was suspended, dashing hopes it was an isolated case

Long shoot: It appeared to be yet another blow for the action movie franchise after filming was suspended earlier this year during the first European wave of coronavirus when cases rose sharply in Italy

Long shoot: It appeared to be yet another blow for the action movie franchise after filming was suspended earlier this year during the first European wave of coronavirus when cases rose sharply in Italy

Problems: In October, The Sun reported 150 extras for the film were informed they were not to come in to shoot scenes that were on the filming schedule for the evening

Problems: In October, The Sun reported 150 extras for the film were informed they were not to come in to shoot scenes that were on the filming schedule for the evening

Cut: While no official reason was given for the sudden decision, it was claimed a coronavirus test had come back positive from the production so filming needed to be suspended temporarily

Cut: While no official reason was given for the sudden decision, it was claimed a coronavirus test had come back positive from the production so filming needed to be suspended temporarily

Stay back: Crew also urged members of the public to remain socially distanced from one another as they waited to see the stars

Stay back: Crew also urged members of the public to remain socially distanced from one another as they waited to see the stars

Shortly after, The Sun reported that health chiefs were tracing contacts of at least 12 people who tested positive from the set after filming was suspended, dashing hopes it was an isolated case.

MailOnline contacted Paramount Pictures and Tom Cruise’s representatives for comment at the time.

Earlier this year, filming for the upcoming action movie was halted in Italy after cases of coronavirus rose sharply. 

Pause: Earlier this year, filming for the upcoming action movie was halted in Italy after cases of coronavirus rose sharply

Pause: Earlier this year, filming for the upcoming action movie was halted in Italy after cases of coronavirus rose sharply

Globe trotters: The crew and actors headed to Norway to film instead, before returning to the Italian capital to continue with scenes once it was safe to do so

Globe trotters: The crew and actors headed to Norway to film instead, before returning to the Italian capital to continue with scenes once it was safe to do so

Newcomer: Hayley makes her debut in the franchiset, and will also appear in Mission Impossible 8

Newcomer: Hayley makes her debut in the franchiset, and will also appear in Mission Impossible 8

He's back: Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film sees Tom reprise his role as Ethan Hunt

He's back: Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film sees Tom reprise his role as Ethan Hunt

He’s back: Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film sees Tom reprise his role as Ethan Hunt

The crew and actors headed to Norway to film instead, before returning to the Italian capital to continue with scenes once it was safe to do so.

It was reported this summer that Hollywood legend Tom hired a £500,000 ship for the film’s crew in Norway to avoid any coronavirus-related delays.

The filming had already been delayed for months after COVID-19 spread across Italy, where production had been based in March, leading the release date to be pushed back to November 2021.

Mystery: McQuarrie has described Hayley's unnamed character as a "destructive force of nature", while Atwell explained that her character's loyalties are "somewhat ambiguous"

Mystery: McQuarrie has described Hayley’s unnamed character as a ‘destructive force of nature’, while Atwell explained that her character’s loyalties are ‘somewhat ambiguous’

A year to wait: Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to be released on November 19, 2021. It was originally set for release on July 23 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

A year to wait: Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to be released on November 19, 2021. It was originally set for release on July 23 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

All-star: The cast also includes Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby and Angela Bassett

All-star: The cast also includes Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby and Angela Bassett

‘They are terrified of further delays. Tom is determined not to see any more hold-ups. The studio believes it will keep everyone safe and get this shoot wrapped up’, a source told The Sun earlier this summer.

It was recently claimed that Tom was ‘exempt from Norway’s quarantine rules’ as he restarted filming in the Scandinavian country.   

The media personality revealed how ‘excited’ he was to start shooting the latest instalment of the franchise in a phone call with Norway’s Minister of Culture Abid Raja. 

Mission Impossible 7 will be released on November 19, 2021.

Ensemble: Alongside Hayley Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, and Esai Morales will also join the franchise

Ensemble: Alongside Hayley Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, and Esai Morales will also join the franchise

Involved: Tom has been very hands on when it comes to filming the latest film

Involved: Tom has been very hands on when it comes to filming the latest film 

Safety conscious: He made sure he wore a mask when necessary as filming almost came to a close

Safety conscious: He made sure he wore a mask when necessary as filming almost came to a close 

Discussions: He stood with his hands on his hips as he spoke to another man

Discussions: He stood with his hands on his hips as he spoke to another man