Tom Cruise Wants To Film A Movie In Space With SpaceX's Help
The actor, known for his extreme stunts, is looking to partner with Elon Musk's SpaceX to shoot a movie in space.
There have been countless movies about outer space, but to date, no narrative feature film has ever been shot in space. That could change, as Tom Cruise is partnering with Elon Musk's SpaceX company to film an action-adventure movie where there is no oxygen.
The news comes from Deadline, which reports that this is not a Mission: Impossible movie. Additionally, no studios have signed on to make the movie yet. It's only in the earliest stages of ideation, the report said. NASA would also be involved, as the government agency works with SpaceX already.
[Update: NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has chimed in, expressing NASA's enthusiasm to make the movie a reality. "We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA's ambitious plans a reality," he wrote on Twitter.]
NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station! We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality. pic.twitter.com/CaPwfXtfUv— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) May 5, 2020
Tom Cruise is known for putting his life on the line to film stunts, but travelling to space might be his boldest move yet in that department. Deadline's report had no details beyond that this is happening, so it sounds like it's still very early days for the Cruise-Musk-SpaceX-NASA movie.
Cruise's next big movie is Top Gun: Maverick, which was delayed to December due to COVID-19. Cruise wanted to fly an actual F-18 fighter jet in the movie, but the Navy said no.
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