Simon Pegg hoping to land role in Tom Cruise’s new space movie

Simon Pegg would be interested in starring in Tom Cruise’s upcoming space movie.Back in May, it was reported that the Hollywood action hero was working with Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX and experts at NASA to become the first person to shoot a …

Simon Pegg would be interested in starring in Tom Cruise’s upcoming space movie.

Back in May, it was reported that the Hollywood action hero was working with Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX and experts at NASA to become the first person to shoot a movie aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

And his co-star Pegg has shared that he’d love to go into space, and thinks that the best way to do it is with Cruise, as the 58-year-old is a professional when it comes to executing stunts on the Mission: Impossible movies.

“I’d love to go into space, it would be amazing! But you know, you have to also think about your family and safety and stuff,” the Hot Fuzz star told NME.com. “Tom never does anything recklessly and all of his stunts are meticulously designed, rehearsed and trained for. If he does it, it will be really safe. So, I don’t know, you never know.”

Both Cruise and Pegg are preparing to resume filming on the seventh and eighth Mission: Impossible movies after the Covid-19 pandemic shut down production, and the Shaun of the Dead star said fans can expect “a lot of fun” from director Christopher McQuarrie.

“I know the basic story of the two movies and it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Pegg explained. “With me and Ving (Rhames), you know, we’ve put the hours in now so we’d hope we would get some kind of payback to give our characters their own arc, something really interesting to do and I think we have that now.”

Mission: Impossible 7 is currently due for release in November 2021.

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Simon Pegg unsure how Mission: Impossible shoot will work without Covid-19 vaccine

Simon Pegg doesn’t know how production on Mission: Impossible 7 will work in accordance with new social distancing guidelines. Back in February, cast and crew were due to begin a three-week stint in the Italian city of Venice, but production was shut …

Simon Pegg doesn’t know how production on Mission: Impossible 7 will work in accordance with new social distancing guidelines.

Back in February, cast and crew were due to begin a three-week stint in the Italian city of Venice, but production was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. First assistant director Tommy Gormley recently stated that filming will be able to resume in September, but Pegg, who plays Benji Dunn in the popular movies, doesn’t know how they’ll be able to pull off certain scenes while abiding by the new protocols.

“On The Mandalorian, the Star Wars TV show, they do it all on a sound stage, using technology that Jon Favreau pioneered when he did The Jungle Book. It’s incredible, because it really does look like on location, so I suppose there’s that way. Or we have to do testing, or wait for a vaccine…” he said to Britain’s The Observer, suggesting ways to get around it.

Pegg also believes that filming will start with the big exterior action scenes before the crew figure out how to film conversational, indoor scenes.

It was recently rumoured that leading man Tom Cruise had flown into the U.K. to build a quarantine village at a Royal Air Force (RAF) site in Oxfordshire, England, and believing the tabloid reports, the Shaun of the Dead actor text his director Christopher McQuarrie, who denied it.

Explaining the difficulties in filming the action blockbuster, Pegg said: “Everything is so huge on Mission: Impossible, it’s like marshalling an army. I love doing those big movies, because they’re fun, and because of the scale and the sheer ridiculousness of that kind of movie-making machine.”

Mission: Impossible 7 is currently due for release in November 2021.

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Simon Pegg enjoys ‘job security’ with Mission: Impossible movies

Simon Pegg enjoys the “job security” he has with his role in the Mission: Impossible franchise.The Star Trek actor has played tech expert Benji Dunn since 2006’s Mission: Impossible III, and he was reminded of how much he revels in being part of the lo…

Simon Pegg enjoys the “job security” he has with his role in the Mission: Impossible franchise.

The Star Trek actor has played tech expert Benji Dunn since 2006’s Mission: Impossible III, and he was reminded of how much he revels in being part of the long-standing spy thriller saga when he met the new cast and crew of the upcoming seventh and eighth instalments.

“It was funny, when I met all the people that are going to be in the new one, we had what was going to be our kickoff dinner – but it turned out not to be obviously,” he told Collider, referencing production on the movies being shut down amid the Covid-19 outbreak. “But knowing that these actors are going to be my friends now because we’re going to work together for nearly two years, is always an interesting prospect… It’s nice to have that job security.”

Elsewhere in the interview, he defended director Christopher McQuarrie’s decision to split the next story in the saga into two separate films, and revealed it was because the filmmaker wants to give each character a well-deserved storyline.

“Before production McQuarrie takes me out to dinner and acts out the whole movie. And sometimes what he’s told me hasn’t transpired,” Pegg recalled. “But with this one he has a much clearer idea. The reason we’re splitting it into two is because he’s determined to give everybody a proper emotional arc, a proper emotional detailed character arc. And instead of trying to cram it all into one film, he’s going to allow that arc to spread out over two.”

Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to be released in November 2021, and Mission: Impossible 8 will hit cinemas in November 2022.

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Doug Liman to direct Tom Cruise’s space movie

Doug Liman is to direct Tom Cruise in a movie filmed in space. Earlier this month, it was reported that the Mission: Impossible actor was teaming up with Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX and officials at America’s National Aeronautics and Space Ad…

Doug Liman is to direct Tom Cruise in a movie filmed in space.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Mission: Impossible actor was teaming up with Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX and officials at America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to make the first-ever feature film to be shot in outer space, and the news was swiftly confirmed by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, who revealed it would be filmed on the International Space Station (ISS).

Now, editors at Deadline have revealed that Cruise came up with the idea with his frequent collaborator Liman, who has directed the actor in Edge of Tomorrow and American Made. In addition to directing, Liman is also writing the first draft of the screenplay and will produce alongside Cruise.

However, back in 2018, The Terminator director James Cameron revealed to Empire magazine that he discussed making a movie on the ISS with Cruise many years ago.

“I actually talked to (Cruise) about doing a space film in space, about 15 years ago,” he said. “I said, ‘Tom, you and I, we’ll get two seats on the Soyuz (spacecraft), but somebody’s gotta train us as engineers.’ Tom said, ‘No problem, I’ll train as an engineer.’ We had some ideas for the story, but it was still conceptual.”

Liman and Cruise, who are both pilots, have work on other projects to complete before focusing on the space movie. Liman, who has also directed Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity, is currently in post-production on Chaos Walking, starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, while Cruise is to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt for two more Mission: Impossible movies, which were due to begin filming before the coronavirus caused the production to shut down. He will also be heading out on a promotional tour for Top Gun: Maverick, which was pushed from summer to December due to the health crisis.

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Nicholas Hoult drops out of Mission: Impossible 7

Nicholas Hoult will no longer appear in Mission: Impossible 7.According to editors at Variety, the British actor had to depart from the upcoming action spy movie, which is being directed by Christopher McQuarrie, due to a scheduling conflict. Productio…

Nicholas Hoult will no longer appear in Mission: Impossible 7.

According to editors at Variety, the British actor had to depart from the upcoming action spy movie, which is being directed by Christopher McQuarrie, due to a scheduling conflict.

Production on the film was halted abruptly in March due to the onset of the coronavirus crisis, and with social distancing measures still in place, it is yet to be determined when filming will resume.

It is understood Hoult is already bound to prior obligations on the second season of Hulu comedy The Great.

And following the recent announcement that Esai Morales has signed on to appear in the Mission: Impossible flicks, it is now expected he will take up the 30-year-old’s part.

Although Paramount producers never disclosed the name of Hoult’s intended character, rumours suggested he had been cast as the film’s villain.

Morales is known for playing Jorge Castillo on TV show How to Get Away with Murder and for his appearances in Netflix series Ozark and PBS drama American Family.

Mission: Impossible 7 will see Tom Cruise reprise his role as spy Ethan Hunt, with franchise regulars Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby also set to return. Newcomers Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, and Shea Whigham are fresh to join the cast.

In reaction to the production delay, Paramount bosses have already pushed back the release date of the movie, which is now slated for 19 November 2021. A planned follow up, Mission Impossible: 8, has also been postponed, and will now hit theatres in November 2022.

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Hayley Atwell impressed director Christopher McQuarrie with ‘frightening’ knife skills

Hayley Atwell landed a role in the upcoming Mission: Impossible movies after impressing director Christopher McQuarrie with her “frightening” knife skills.The 38-year-old actress is set to play the mysterious leading lady who will test every member of …

Hayley Atwell landed a role in the upcoming Mission: Impossible movies after impressing director Christopher McQuarrie with her “frightening” knife skills.

The 38-year-old actress is set to play the mysterious leading lady who will test every member of the fictional Impossible Missions Force (IMF) team, led by Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt, in the seventh and eighth instalments of the action-adventure franchise.

Her casting was announced in September, and since then, she’s undergone some intense physical training for the role in the blockbusters, which will also star Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson.

However, it was Atwell’s screen test, which included a whopping two-hour stunt audition, which blew director McQuarrie away.

“It is truly something to see… the work that you’ve done, the dedication you’ve shown, the focus, and quite frankly, your frightening talent with a knife, are all stuff that I’m very, very, very excited for people to see. It’s a very different side of Hayley,” he told the Light the Fuse podcast.

And Pegg, who has starred in the franchise as tech expert Benji Dunn since 2003’s Mission: Impossible III, said he was stunned when the movie’s stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood showed him a clip of the Avengers: Endgame star in action.

“(He) showed me a video of you doing your training. You’re super fast. Proper Matrix s**t going on,” the Hot Fuzz funnyman told Hayley during the podcast.

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Hayley Atwell to play ‘destructive’ character in Mission: Impossible 7

Hayley Atwell’s character will be a “destructive force of nature” in the upcoming Mission: Impossible movies.Back in September, it was announced that the 38-year-old British actress would play the leading lady in director Christopher McQuarrie’s next t…

Hayley Atwell’s character will be a “destructive force of nature” in the upcoming Mission: Impossible movies.

Back in September, it was announced that the 38-year-old British actress would play the leading lady in director Christopher McQuarrie’s next two instalments of the action-adventure franchise, alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, and Nicholas Hoult.

While it’s yet to be revealed who her mysterious character will be, McQuarrie has teased that Atwell will play a “destructive force of nature” who will test every member of Ethan Hunt’s team.

“I’ve been living in an existential crisis since October, going ‘who am I? who am I?'” Atwell added during an appearance alongside McQuarrie on the Light the Fuse podcast. “An actor in search of a character.

“There’s ambiguity… the interesting thing we’re exploring is her resistance to a situation she finds herself in. How she starts off, where she becomes. The journey of what she comes into and what is asked of her and potentially where she ends up.”

And director McQuarrie was keen to make sure that the Captain America star would offer Mission: Impossible fans something different.

“We don’t want Hayley to be a repeat of any character that’s come before,” he explained, adding that Atwell had a hugely successful screen test with co-star Cruise.

“What we discovered there is this energy that Hayley had, specifically an energy with Tom. It’s not a vibe, it’s literally a vibration. You felt it and you were like, ‘I don’t know what to make of this person,'” he shared.

Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 are due to be released in November 2021 and November 2022, respectively.

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Tom Cruise planning to shoot movie in space – report

Tom Cruise has reportedly teamed up with SpaceX and NASA to work on the first-ever feature film to be shot in outer space.The 57-year-old actor is working in partnership with Elon Musk’s aerospace company, along with experts at the American space agenc…

Tom Cruise has reportedly teamed up with SpaceX and NASA to work on the first-ever feature film to be shot in outer space.

The 57-year-old actor is working in partnership with Elon Musk’s aerospace company, along with experts at the American space agency, for the groundbreaking project, according to editors at Deadline.

The movie is in the early stages of development so little details are known. However, Deadline has reported that it will be an action adventure movie, no studio is attached yet, and it won’t be connected to his long-running Mission: Impossible franchise.

Back in 2018, The Terminator director James Cameron revealed that he discussed making a movie in space with Cruise many years ago.

“I actually talked to (Cruise) about doing a space film in space, about 15 years ago,” he told Empire magazine. “I had a contract with the Russians in 2000 to go to the International Space Station and shoot a high-end 3D documentary there. And I thought, ‘S**t, man, we should just make a feature.’ I said, ‘Tom, you and I, we’ll get two seats on the Soyuz (spacecraft), but somebody’s gotta train us as engineers.’ Tom said, ‘No problem, I’ll train as an engineer.’ We had some ideas for the story, but it was still conceptual.”

Cruise is well-known for doing his own stunts, with him famously scaling the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai in 2010 for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and five years later, he hung from the side of a plane during takeoff in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

However, while filming Mission: Impossible – Fallout in 2017, he broke his ankle while jumping from one rooftop to another in London during a scene with co-star Henry Cavill.

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Tom Cruise to shoot movie aboard International Space Station

Tom Cruise will shoot his space movie aboard the International Space Station (ISS). On Tuesday, editors at Deadline reported that the Mission: Impossible actor was teaming up with Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX and officials at America’s Nationa…

Tom Cruise will shoot his space movie aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

On Tuesday, editors at Deadline reported that the Mission: Impossible actor was teaming up with Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX and officials at America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to make the first-ever feature film to be shot in outer space.

NASA confirmed the news later that day, with NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine revealing that the movie, or at least part of it, will be filmed on the ISS.

“NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station,” Bridenstine tweeted. “We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.”

The ISS is a habitable artificial satellite and research laboratory in low Earth orbit which is a joint project between space agencies in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Russia, and Japan.

Back in 2018, The Terminator director James Cameron revealed to Empire magazine that he discussed making a movie on the ISS with Cruise many years ago.

“I actually talked to (Cruise) about doing a space film in space, about 15 years ago,” he said. “I had a contract with the Russians in 2000 to go to the International Space Station and shoot a high-end 3D documentary there. And I thought, ‘S**t, man, we should just make a feature.’ I said, ‘Tom, you and I, we’ll get two seats on the Soyuz (spacecraft), but somebody’s gotta train us as engineers.’ Tom said, ‘No problem, I’ll train as an engineer.’ We had some ideas for the story, but it was still conceptual.”

According to Deadline, the movie will be an action-adventure story and won’t be another instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise.

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Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange 2 release dates pushed back

The upcoming instalments in the Spider-Man and Doctor Strange franchises have both been pushed back by four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.Sony executives announced a further reshuffle of their release date calendar on Friday and revealed that …

The upcoming instalments in the Spider-Man and Doctor Strange franchises have both been pushed back by four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sony executives announced a further reshuffle of their release date calendar on Friday and revealed that the follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home, starring Tom Holland, had been moved to 5 November 2021 from its original date of 16 July 2021, while the sequel to the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had been postponed by six months to October 2022.

On the same day, Disney bosses made more changes to their schedule, announcing that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerer, would no longer be coming to cinemas on 5 November 2021, but on 25 March 2022. They have also decided to move up Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder by a week in February 2022.

In addition, Paramount officials confirmed that they are delaying the release of the seventh and eighth Mission: Impossible movies, starring Tom Cruise. The crew was preparing to film in Venice, Italy when the pandemic hit and they were forced to halt production. The seventh, which was due to be released on 23 July 2021, will now debut four months later on 19 November 2021, while the eighth will come out on 4 November 2022.

Elsewhere in release date news, Tom Holland’s much-delayed video game adaptation Uncharted has been brought forward from October 2021 to July 2021, Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson’s comedy Man From Toronto has been shifted from this November to September 2021, Chris Pratt’s post-apocalyptic thriller The Tomorrow War will now open on 23 July 2021, and the Paw Patrol movie will debut on 20 August 2021.

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