Tom Cruise going to space for next film with Elon Musk's aid

Published By Marriska Fernandes on Sep 24, 2020

Tom Cruise in The MummyTom Cruise will be going to space to film his next movie!

With the help of Elon Musk, the Mission Impossible star will take a trip to outer space with his director Doug Liman to film some pivotal scenes of their unnamed project.

Space Shuttle Almanac confirmed on Twitter that Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria will fly the Axiom Space Crew Dragon capsule, which is owned by Musk’s SpaceX company, and set off on a tourist mission in October 2021 with Cruise and Liman on board.

The tweet read: "So its confirmed that @CommanderMLA is flying the @Axiom_Space @SpaceX #CrewDragon tourist mission with Director @DougLiman & Tom Cruise. One seat still to be filled. They are to launch in October, 2021."

The project and the mission were first announced in May, when NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted that he was "excited" to work with Cruise: "NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station! We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality."

Musk responded to the tweet with "should be a lot of fun." Besides directing the film, Liman is also currently writing the script. The unfinished movie was pitched to Universal over a Zoom call with Cruise, Liman, Christopher McQuarrie and P.J. van Sandwijk. Universal gave the go-ahead, making a production commitment of $200 million.

If this goes ahead as planned, the movie will be the first feature film to be filmed in space. Cruise has a reputation of death-defying stunts, and it looks like he'll be flying high for this next one as well. ~Marriska Fernandes


Comments & Discussion

  1. Andy • 9/24/2020 10:09:26 AM

    Why do his stunts have to get more and more dangerous every film? It's insane.

  2. Derek Beaupre • 9/24/2020 10:43:07 AM

    I hope he stays there, gets "Lost In Space".

  3. Ted • 9/24/2020 12:09:52 PM

    Maybe he's an alien playing an actor who comes to earth to be a public figure in movies with stunts so he can be integrated into human pop culture, and starts Scientology to bring in more pop culture and fame influence into his alien life. And the final act is bringing a director to fly back to space so he can film his home mothership. When they board the alien mother ship the mother alien is an identical clone original to Tom Cruise. The language they speak: "Help me, Help You. Show me the money! " The Hollywood Reporter will say its: Out of This World.

  4. Ross Murray • 9/24/2020 3:25:07 PM

    When Cruise was on Graham Norton's show and they showed pictures of Cruise on the top - the VERY top - of the world's tallest building, Norton commented "That's not 'brave', ... that's something else." How true. But you can't deny the guy's commitment to his work.

  5. james albert Warren • 9/27/2020 11:38:14 AM

    two long to wait for that movie

  6. Roe • 9/27/2020 4:40:43 PM

    Anything that Tom Cruise plays in his well worth waiting for he's one of the best actors there is in the history of acting he's the man face good guy bad guy either way he's the best guy

  7. CDubya • 9/28/2020 1:57:48 PM

    Seriously, he doesn't need to keep topping himself! He's done it all. For all the haters out there about his "strange demeanor" or his "religion", you can't deny he never phones in a performance. He puts in more than 110% every time. Even his younger peers can't keep up with this guy. One thing that is going to set this movie apart, is they have the actual balls to go through the rigorous g-force training, sit on thousands of pounds of fuel in a rocket out of the atmosphere where literally anything can happen! Even the smallest thing can kill them. They will finally not use a green screen with GCI space, this will be the actual SPACE and actual floating without wires or the vomit comet plane. No matter what you think about Tom Cruise, he is an adrenaline junkie, but he truly does love making movies for the fans and pushes the envelope for us to see.

  8. Joe Ramirez • 9/29/2020 10:58:15 AM

    Tom, Are you nuts?? ....or just HAVE nuts...GIANT nuts????

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