NASA officials determined to make Tom Cruise space movie happen

Officials at NASA are doing everything they can to ensure Tom Cruise’s new space movie will happen.News broke earlier this month that the Hollywood movie star would be heading into new intergalactic heights by teaming up with Elon Musk’s aerospace comp…

Officials at NASA are doing everything they can to ensure Tom Cruise’s new space movie will happen.

News broke earlier this month that the Hollywood movie star would be heading into new intergalactic heights by teaming up 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).

According to editors at Deadline, Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman is helming the as-yet-untitled project, and while plot details are firmly under wraps, NASA administrator James Bridenstine is adamant his team is working hard to get the project underway.

“People ask me about Tom Cruise all the time now,” he said at the delayed SpaceX rocket launch in Florida on Wednesday. “The answer is yes, we would love for Tom Cruise to fly to the International Space Station and make a movie. I’m all for that.

“We’re going to do what we can to make that happen,” Bridenstine added, noting that he was inspired to become a Navy pilot after watching Cruise in the 1986 classic, Top Gun.

“There was a day when I was in elementary school and I saw Top Gun. From that day, I knew I was going to be a Navy pilot. It’s just the way it was. If we can get Tom Cruise to inspire an elementary kid to join the Navy and be a pilot, why can’t we get Tom Cruise to inspire the next Elon Musk?” he asked. “It’s all about the next generation.”

In addition to directing, Liman is also writing the first draft of the screenplay and will produce alongside Cruise.

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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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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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Ariana Grande teams up with NASA for limited run of apparel

Ariana Grande has joined forces with NASA for a limited run of branded apparel.The eight-piece collection includes a range of T-shirts, sweatshirts and even a pair of glasses, and was made available at the One Last Time songstress’ booth on the Coachel…

Ariana Grande has joined forces with NASA for a limited run of branded apparel.

The eight-piece collection includes a range of T-shirts, sweatshirts and even a pair of glasses, and was made available at the One Last Time songstress’ booth on the Coachella grounds over the festival’s first weekend (12-14Apr19).

The collaboration, which was inspired by the 25-year-old’s song NASA from her most recent album Thank U, Next, features the space agency’s iconic logo, while the shirts include lyrics from the song, including the lines “I’ma need space” and “One giant leap for womankind”.

The capsule collection has also been made available online for a limited time and is priced between $40 (£31) and $75 (£57).

Ariana became the youngest-ever headliner of the festival when she performed on Sunday, and Coachella marked the occasion with a 7 Rings art installation in homage to the star’s hit song.

The structure comprised seven oversized, neon pink rings, complete with diamond-shaped pieces on the top, which formed a series of arches that led to the songstress’ merchandise stand.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the musical powerhouse also has plans to expand her empire with an upcoming beauty line.

In a recent trademark filing, the star stated her intention to sell sweet-smelling items including male and female fragrances, body lotions, bath gels, shower gels, body scrubs, body powders, body souffles, and body mists – all under the name Ariana Grande Thank U, Next.

Ariana already has five perfumes to her name and released her most recent scent, Cloud, back in September (18).

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Ralph Lauren launching heatable winter jackets

Ralph Lauren is gearing up to launch winter jackets with heatable elements.The fashion brand, founded in the late 1960s by designer Ralph Lauren, has built up a reputation for its preppy classics and American sportswear over the years. Last year (18), …

Ralph Lauren is gearing up to launch winter jackets with heatable elements.

The fashion brand, founded in the late 1960s by designer Ralph Lauren, has built up a reputation for its preppy classics and American sportswear over the years.

Last year (18), designers at the label created padded jackets with built-in heating for U.S. athletes to wear to the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, and as they proved to be very popular, they are now reinventing the item for the general public to buy.

According to editors at WWD, there will two types of jacket available – the Apollo 11 style made in white fabric, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as well as the Glacier Down jacket, which will come in silver and navy colourways.

“What could be more important than the 50th anniversary of the moon landing?” commented David Lauren, chief innovation officer at Ralph Lauren, to the fashion publication before going on to explain that the garments are “distinctly Ralph Lauren and Polo, but inspired by the greatness of NASA”.

Even though the heatable jackets made for the Olympics have been selling online for as much as $8,000 (£6,200), the Polo 11 jacket will be priced at $1,098 (£855) and will go on sale on 24 January (19).

Meanwhile, the Glacier Down style will cost $898 (£698) and hit shelves at Ralph Lauren boutiques later in the year. The heat levels on the garments will be adjustable and last for up to three hours.

Heated clothing and accessories are proving to garner more interest at the moment, especially within the designer market, with designers at luxury footwear label Jimmy Choo also recently unveiling a line of smart boots which feature chargeable heated soles.

The Voyager boots are now available to buy and are priced from $1,640 (£1,275).

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