The idea of shooting a film in outer space — no, not an outer space set, but literal outer space — is crazy. The idea of TOM CRUISE starring in a film that’s being shot in outer space? Not so much. I mean, after watching the likes of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, where Cruise scaled the Burj Khalifa, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, where he hung from the side of a jet plane and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, where he decided to do the HALO jump without a stunt double, it’s safe to assume that he’s a crazy person who has a death wish. Not that I’m complaining.
But yes, Tom Cruise is indeed in talks to shoot for a film in outer space. According to Deadline, Cruise and Elon Musk’s Space X are working on a project with NASA. It would be the first narrative feature film to be shot in outer space. It’s also reported that this film will not be a part of the Mission: Impossible franchise. There are also no studios in the equation as of yet. Everything is still in its preliminary stages of planning. I don’t think this is what Neil Armstrong had in mind when he said, “one giant leap for mankind,” but I’m all for it, as long as there’s a scene where Tom Cruise attempts to do his signature Tom Cruise run, but in zero gravity.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the news of the organization’s partnership with Tom Cruise on his official Twitter account. Bridenstine said: