Tom Cruise to fly into space for a Nasa-backed film

James Marshall
September 23, 2020

While plenty of actors are willing to go above and beyond for their roles, Tom Cruise is going one better and will actually be setting off into space for an upcoming flick.

The tweet revealed photos of spacecrafts and countries set to launch in the next three years.

The project was first announced by Nasa in May a year ago where administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted: "Nasa is excited to work with TomCruise on a film aboard the Space_Station!"

Below the illustration are a list of three names: SpaceX Pilot Lopez Alegria, Tourist 1 Tom Cruise and Tourist 2 Doug Liman.

Cruise, meanwhile, is now back to filming the latest in the Mission: Impossible movie series with Christopher McQuarrie, after the production was curtailed by the coronavirus lockdown back in March. Is it up for regular Tom Cruise fans to book the spot?

As per reports, Christopher McQuarrie who is the writer/director on the Mission: Impossible films, will act as story advisor and producer, alongside Cruise, Liman and PJ van Sandwijk as producers.

In May, it was reported that Cruise is teaming up with the Elon Musk company for NASA's first narrative film.

After a pitch to Universal Studios, Liman is reportedly in the process of writing the project's script, working with an estimated total budget of US$200 million. However, it is not clear if the October 2021 space tour is a part of that project. It will be interesting to see what Cruise and Liman have planned for the sequence. Whatever happens, it will surely be Cruise's biggest movie stunt yet.

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