We know that things have been very difficult for the people on Earth. And Hollywood is no different. The COVID-19 pandemic had halted production all across the world. And only recently are studios ever so carefully coming back to production, taking all the necessary precautions. But, what if you just took the entire set of your movie out of this world, literally. How cool would that be? Well, that’s just what Tom Cruise has been given permission to do!
We reported this project earlier this year, but Tom Cruise has just been given the green light to go ahead with the project. This space movie will be made in collaboration with NASA and Elon Musk’s Space X. They’ve been given the nod, as reported by TMZ. According to the report, Tom Cruise and Doug Liman are among 2020 to 2023 manifest lists of the International Space Station. The two are going to take a ride on the Space X Crew Dragon rocket with the crew for a trip to the station, which will launch in October 2021.
Moreover, this action-adventure film is set to have a mega-budget of $200 million, with Universal Studios doing the backing. And NASA has also confirmed the news about this project, saying that it’s good for future space travelers. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine admired Tom Cruise’s project, saying that:
“We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA’s ambitious plans a reality”
Tom Cruise and his love for stunts
Despite the crazy nature of this space movie, it is still quite on-brand for Cruise himself. The 58-year-old has a long history of stunts, and we’re not just talking about drifting race cars. A single look at his stunts in the Mission: Impossible franchise will give us an idea of how crazy he is. For instance, climbing on top of the Burj Khalifa in Ghost Protocol, hanging from the side of a plane in Rogue Nation, and hanging out from a helicopter in Fallout. So, Cruise is no stranger to crazy stunts. While talking to The Daily Mail in 2018, Cruise said:
“I just [wanted to] keep going because I know I’m not doing this again, I had to go into full rehab. I had friends calling, ‘Oh man, you want to come down to the south of France.’ [I had to reply] ‘I have got 10 to 12 hours of rehab.'”
Cruise further explained:
“I spent years training for these things and I have been doing it for years. So we do everything we can possible to limit any kind of mistakes and we are very thorough about how we approach these things and calculate it. When you are going, there are times I’m not wearing a helmet and we are going high speed.”
Now, however, Tom Cruise is exploring a completely new front where there will be literally no gravity. What do you think of this brave endeavor? Will Cruise be able to make a successful and memorable yet-to-be-named movie entirely shot in space? Let us know in the comments below.