Tom Cruise goes to (movie in) area. The Mission: Unattainable star is reportedly working with the US authorities area company NASA and Elon Musk’s area firm SpaceX on an motion journey film that can turn into the primary scripted characteristic manufacturing to movie out of this world — fairly actually. Earlier than you get too excited, no, it isn’t a Mission: Unattainable film. The truth is, no studio is hooked up to Cruise’s area film in area as but.
Deadline brings phrase of Cruise in early discussions with NASA and SpaceX, with the plan to movie it inside one of many latter’s spaceships. As a non-public firm, SpaceX has achieved many firsts in its time, together with the event of reusable spacecrafts. That has helped SpaceX decrease prices, in any other case probably the most urgent difficulty for spaceflight. Nonetheless, Cruise’s want to movie in area will make this some of the costly films of all time.
This is not the primary time that Cruise has had these talks. Practically twenty years in the past, Cruise was in discussions with James Cameron, the director greatest recognized for Avatar, Titanic, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Cameron revealed that in a 2018 interview with the journal Empire: “I really talked to [Cruise] about doing an area movie in area, about 15 years in the past.
“I had a contract with the Russians in 2000 to go to the Worldwide Area Station and shoot a high-end 3D documentary there. And I assumed, ‘S–t, man, we should always simply make a characteristic.’ I stated, ‘Tom, you and I, we’ll get two seats on the Soyuz, however any person’s gotta practice us as engineers.’ Tom stated, ‘No drawback, I will practice as an engineer.’ We had some concepts for the story, but it surely was nonetheless conceptual.”
That by no means got here to fruition sadly, however Cruise clearly hasn’t given up on the thought.
Cruise has beforehand narrated the quick documentary Area Station 3D — the primary IMAX 3D manufacturing in area — which is one among a number of documentaries which have shot in area.
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