Tom Cruise, a 60-year-old Hollywood icon, will shoot a movie in space, making him the first actor to do so.
The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman and the veteran are apparently working on a pitch for a space-set movie. The project was originally slated for 2020, but the Covid-19 outbreak put the project on hold.
Additionally, it was discovered that they had contacted Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) on a plan that would involve the actor boarding a rocket and traveling to the International Space Station.
Donna Langley, the UFEG Chairman, remarked;
“I believe Tom Cruise is bringing the globe and us into space.
That is the strategy. We’re working on a fantastic project with Tom. firing while riding a rocket up to the Space Station.
The majority of the film would be filmed on Earth, with the hero “going up to space to rescue the day,” according to Langley, who expressed hope that Cruise would be “the first civilian to perform a space walk outside of the space station.”
Cruise would be the first movie celebrity to film on the International Space Station if the project is successful.
Although the move is unheard of, it’s fair to say that it’s not strange that Cruise is aiming for space, given that the Jerry Maguire star is known for his daring stunt work.