Elon Musk is involved too
Remember the time that Tom Cruise came to Dubai, and let himself hang from the Burj Khalifa to film scenes for his movie, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol? It was one of the standout sequences in the 2011 flick, and proof once again that the actor will go above and beyond, performing as many daredevil stunts as he can, all in the name of entertainment.
Now Cruise plans to put himself even more ‘out there’. Rumours emerged earlier this week that the star is in the process of developing a new action-adventure film with NASA and Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, that would be shot primarily in outer space – the first attempt at such a feat in cinematic history.
This was later confirmed on Twitter by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, who also revealed that the International Space Station will be involved. Musk responded to show his excitement:
Should be a lot of fun!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020
According to the initial reports, the movie is still in its early stages, with no writer, director or studio attached, but it’ll surely gather interest based on the concept alone. Clearly, NASA hopes it will inspire a new generation of astronauts and scientists.
The reports also stated that the movie will not be part of the ongoing Mission: Impossible franchise. Cruise is currently filming the seventh and eighth instalments of the series – coronavirus permitting – which have release dates of November 2021 and 2022 respectively. The actor’s next movie, Top Gun: Maverick, was recently pushed back from its summer release spot to December, due to coronavirus.