Cruise hoping to shoot first action movie in space

James Marshall
January 20, 2021

Cruise has become notorious in Hollywood for his meticulous nature of doing nearly exclusively his own stunts, rivaling Jackie Chan (The Foreigner) for the heights and extremes he will go to deliver pulse-pounding set pieces throughout his various blockbuster films. And now, he's prepared to take that belief to the limit because apparently he's working on an action movie that will not only be set in space. It will be shot in space. So, although the concept of a movie set in space sounds unsafe, I am sure Cruise and his team will take all the necessary precautions and make a film that will change the course of cinema.

However, a film produced outside of Earth's atmosphere could be the most impressive piece of cinematography to date, and who other than Elon Musk to help make it a reality.

The initial report revealed that Cruise would be working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Elon Musk's SpaceX to achieve the historic feat, although since the project is still very much in the earliest stages of development, there isn't a studio attached just yet, nor is there a potential writer or director.

You have seen Tom Cruise doing all kinds of stunts in his films but this is quite something. According to the trade, it is not for a new entry in the Mission Impossible franchise, but the fact that we have to rule that out at this point is actually kind of fantastic.

The proposed action-adventure is in its early stages, Deadline reported on Monday. This project will let the actor to continue to push the limits of action on the big screen and allow audiences to spend extended time in the actual International Space Station for a feature film.

"I had a contract with the Russians to go to the International Space Station and shoot a high-end 3D documentary there", says Cameron.

Well, this is conceptual too, but never doubt Cruise's ability to get things done. Their baby was born Tuesday and has been named X Æ A-12.

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