Tom Cruise Is Working With NASA to Film a Movie in Space

Tom Cruise Is Working With NASA to Film a Movie in Space

Of course, the main reason why movies are not regularly shot in space, apart from the astronomical cost, is that it is incredibly hard to take a chaotic film set and make it work while aboard a space ship thousands of miles above the Earth. Cruise is well-known for doing as many of his own stunts as possible, often at high risk.

That is why it is more than likely the movie will be shot mostly on Earth, and only parts of it in space.

Unsurprisingly, Elon Musk is involved. The movie is not expected to be a new entry in the Mission: Impossible franchise and with so few details it was easy to dismiss the idea as pure rumor. Way back in 2000, James Cameron and Cruise were reportedly weighing some sort of space movie.

According to Deadline, Elon Musk's Space X, NASA, and Tom Cruise have partnered up to make the first feature film to be shot in outer space. "But this is real, albeit in the early stages of liftoff".

It seems that there's no limit to what Tom Cruise will do to provide satisfying action thrills, including going to space to shoot his next project. "I had a contract with the Russians in 2000 to go to the International Space Station and shoot a high-end 3D documentary there", Cameron told Empire.

Translation: Tom onboard the ISS is the best PR we'll ever get!

During filming of Mission: Impossible Fallout, Cruise broke his ankle after leaping from one rooftop to the other as well as hanging from a helicopter.

Well, this is conceptual too, but never doubt Cruise's ability to get things done.

Musk has also isn't new to the entertainment world. Their baby was born Tuesday and has been named X Æ A-12.

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