Tom Cruise To Make Movie In Space With Elon Musk's SpaceX

No, it's not for a 'Mission: Impossible' sequel.

Tom Cruise is planning to shoot a film in space.

According to Deadline, the Top Gun star and Elon Musk's SpaceX are working with NASA on a project that would be the first narrative movie to be filmed in outer space.

The potential flick will be an action adventure, although it is not related to the Mission: Impossible franchise.

The project is in the early stages of development and no studio is attached as of yet. Cruise is known for going above and beyond in filming. Production on Mission: Impossible — Fallout was halted after he broke his ankle jumping from one rooftop to another as he shot an action sequence.

The 57-year-old actor is also reprising his role as pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick'. The flick comes 34 years after the original and Cruise admits that he "never thought" a sequel would happen.

He said: "Everywhere I went, people would be like, 'Do Top Gun, and I'm like, 'Guys, I don't know how to do it.'

"I don't know what the story is. I don't make movies just to make movies. I was like, 'Jerry [Bruckheimer, producer], it's never going to happen'. I honestly never thought I would make it."

Cruise admitted that he signed up for the film — which has had its release pushed back until December as a result of the coronavirus outbreak — on the basis that he could perform the tricky scenes himself, without relying on CGI.

He explained: "We just started talking and I realised that there were things that we could accomplish cinematically. I started getting excited about this big challenge of, 'How do we do it?' So I said to Jerry, 'I'll do it if...' meaning, I'm not going to do the CGI stuff."— BANG


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