Tom Cruise is set to fly to the International Space Station in October 2021 to shoot the first-ever blockbuster movie in space. The news was announced before by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk, but the details of the launch and filming were still unknown. The date was found in a graph tweeted by Space Shuttle Almanac containing upcoming planned launches to the International Space Station, as reported by NME.com.
The star is known for his Mission: Impossible franchise, the largest action spy franchise after James Bond. The man is also famous for doing his own insane stunts. He’s jumped off of planes, climbed onto a military aircraft taking off, hanged from a moving helicopter over the Himalayas, and a lot of unimaginable stunts and age hasn’t got anything on him. Outer-space isn’t far-fetched for him. This isn’t even his first sci-fi space movie, Oblivion is.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX, NASA, and Tom Cruise have partnered up to make the first feature film to be shot in outer space. It’s confirmed that this will not be another installment of the Mission series, according to Chris McQuarrie, the director, and MI:7’s shooting’s been pushed back. The movie has also been confirmed by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine’s tweet, to which Elon Musk responded too.
It will be interesting to see how director Doug Liman, 55, will be using the space station’s limited space and environment to shoot this film. It is reported that Space Shuttle veteran Michael Lopez-Alegria will pilot the Crew Dragon, leaving only one more seat empty on the spacecraft. It is expected that the fourth member will also be a former astronaut, to co-pilot the Crew Dragon. Liman and Cruise will definitely only be passengers on spacecraft, leaving the two forward seats to the pilot and co-pilot.
Christopher McQuarrie, who worked with Tom Cruise on Mission Impossible, will be involved in the movie. It is also reported that Liman has a draft penned for the screenplay. Liman and McQuarrie have worked together on American Made (2017) and Edge of Tomorrow (2014).
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