Hollywood actor, Tom Cruise, is set to become the first actor to shoot a film in space. Tom Cruise is all about taking his acting expertise to new heights. After the success of Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise has redefined taking his projects o new heights, but now, it appears that he will quite literally do so.
The 60-year-old actor has reportedly teamed up with The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman on a movie pitch that involves filming in space, which was first tabled in 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic halted plans.
Cruise and Liman are said to have reached out to Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) on an idea that will see the actor take a rocket up to the International Space Station.
“I think Tom Cruise is taking us to space, he’s taking the world to space,” UFEG Chairman Donna Langley said, per BBC News.“That’s the plan. We have a great project in development with Tom … Taking a rocket up to the Space Station and shooting.”
Langley revealed most of the movie would be shot on earth, culminating in “the character [going] up to space to save the day”, adding she is hopeful Cruise will become “the first civilian to do a spacewalk outside of the space station.”
If the film gets off the ground, Cruise would be the first movie star to shoot in outer space on the International Space Station.
While the move is certainly unprecedented, it’s fair to say it’s unsurprising that Cruise is setting his sights on space, with the Jerry Maguire actor renowned for his ambitious stunt work.
Source: New York Post