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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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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