Published: Wed, January 20, 2021
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Tom Cruise and NASA team up to shoot a movie in space

NASA confirmed that actor Tom Cruise and private spaceflight company Space X are considering a feature film shot on board the International Space Station.

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.

We also put "outer space" in quote marks, because Deadline is likewise vague about what Cruise's plan actually entails in this regard. 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. And now he's reportedly setting his sights on the biggest stunt of all: filming a movie in outer space.

Which is why we're barely surprised that a Tom Cruise space movie now in development may actually be shot in outer space.

Per Deadline, Cruise is likely to star in the project, though it will not be an installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. That may become a reality sooner than believed, if we are to trust reports coming from Hollywood. Located 340 km above Earth, it is used for research and experiments, and for the first time, it will be part of a film. "And I thought, 's***, man, we should just make a feature.' I said, 'Tom, you and I, we'll get two seats on the Soyuz, 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". And my anxiety levels are going interstellar after knowing that he's about a shoot a space.

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