Actor Tom Cruise will aboard Elon Musk’s SpaceX Dragon Crew in October 2021 to travel to International Space Centre
Oh, the lengths Tom Cruise goes to make his movies with realism. His passion for movie making this time is literally taking him out of this world! Space Shuttle Almanac confirmed his tour on Twitter, ‘Axiom Space Station, piloted by Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, will set off on a tourist mission in October 2021 with Cruise and Liman on board.’
Elon Musk is teaming up with Cruise on the yet-untitled movie and the project further has NASA’s support. Not much about the action-adventure movie is known as director Doug Liman is still penning down the script. Back in May Deadline reported about the project,
Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s Space X are working on a project with NASA that would be the first narrative feature film – an action adventure – to be shot in outer space.
Details About Cruise’s Space Adventure
Interestingly, the movie was pitched to Universal Pictures over a Zoom call without a script. The call had studio executives with Cruise, director Doug Liman, Christopher McQuarrie and PJ van Sandwijk. came away with a production commitment of around $200 million. The call worked out and the studio has pledged $200 million to the project.
Nonetheless, this is an estimated budget as the feature is being currently penned down and the logistics to take the film production out of the atmosphere will be high. Both Liman and Cruise are trained pilots and it reflects in their filmmaking. They both will travel to International Space Station however, with one seat still empty speculations are that one more cast member will make the trip or who knows Musk himself! We all know his knack for superheroes — SpaceX suits are a proof!
Director Liman has worked with Cruise in his previous blockbusters like American Made and Edge of Tomorrow. After the news broke about the movie concept and Universal’s backing, he went to Kennedy Space Center, Florida to witness the historic launch of Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that carried two American astronauts.
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Cruise The Action Star
Stunts and Tom Cruise are synonymous in Hollywood! Cruise is not only a bankable action star, he is notorious to touch the extremes to get the magic of realism and believability. He broke an ankle shooting for MI: Fallout, in his now delayed Top Gun: Maverick we’ll see the cast and crew responding to g-force while flying on screen. The production managed to achieve the feat by using 6k Imax cameras. Moreover, Cruise is a meticulous planner and isn’t afraid to go lengths for it. In the face of the pandemic, he is building a Coronavirus free village to finish the shoot for Mission Impossible installment.
In the past for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Cruise has hung from a helicopter and side of a jet plane in. In Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol he scaled the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai skyscraper, and executed stunts 123 floors up.
But with this scale of unprecedented production and involvement of Elon Musk and NASA literally screams Sky isn’t the limit for Tom Cruise!