Tom Cruise is going to film a movie in space

Katie Ramirez
June 16, 2020

Deadline Hollywood first reported Monday night time that Cruise and Elon Musk's SpaceX had been in the early phases of teaming up with NASA for an action-adventure function movie that will be shot in outer area.

Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise, 57, is renowned for his daredevil films and for doing his own stunts.

After first getting word last night, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has now confirmed that Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick; Mission: Impossible - Fallout) is indeed in the process of developing a new action/adventure film that will be set aboard the International Space Station.

This wouldn't be Cruise's first brush with space either.

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SpaceX will presumably take part as Tom Cruise rides to the ISS; however, it was concluded that the actor might face some challenges going to the site to film the movie.

"It's not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage", Deadline reports. That's fortunate, as up to this point, Space X has launched only unmanned missions of its Dragon 2 craft, which is created to transport astronauts to the International Space Station.

In response to Bridenstine's tweet, Musk wrote that the venture "should be a lot of fun!" It doesn't get much more authentic than shooting a space-themed movie in orbit. The agency had to turn exclusively to Russian Federation for crewed launches after flying the last space shuttle mission in July 2011. Although the seating capacity of aircraft can accommodate up to seven passengers, NASA will only provide four seats which are included in the space agency's plans.

SpaceX is also working with NASA to develop a larger, more efficient, and dramatically less expensive launch system called Starship, which both partners hope will help return astronauts to the surface of the moon. Knowing Cruise, he'll want to film inside and out of the confines of ISS.

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