By Bindu Suresh Rai www.emirates247.com
Could Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise be en route on a sneak trip to Dubai today?
According to a release issued by IMAX Melbourne, projectionist Dave Booty is flying to Dubai tonight to screen a special 17-minutes preview for the production team.
The release further states that this is the second time in a year that Booty has received a call from Bad Robot, the production company behind “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”, to fly out to Dubai to be involved in screening the IMAX footage shot for the movie.
Emirates 24|7 was unable to reach the management of Grand Cinemas to confirm if the IMAX screen at Ibn Battuta Mall had in fact been booked out by Cruise’s production house this Tuesday.
The first call Booty received from them was a year ago, after they contacted IMAX Corporation and asked who they could recommend as the best IMAX projectionist in the world.
“It was an honour, but naturally I was excited to be involved in screening the dailies of a feature film shot in IMAX footage,” said Booty in a statement.
He was delighted when Bad Robot contacted him on Sunday and asked him to be involved again. This time Dave was advised that it was on the request of star and producer of “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”, Cruise himself.
Booty is scheduled to screen the IMAX footage of Cruise scaling Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. More info