Tom Cruise enjoys doing his own stunts while filming, so it is only natural that he would eventually want to take his talents to the final frontier.
According to Deadline, Cruise is teaming up with Elon Musk and NASA to film the first narrative feature in space. The film will not be part of the Mission: Impossible franchise but will fall under the action-adventure genre. The movie is in the very early stages of development, as no studio is even attached yet.
Cruise is no stranger to dangerous stunts. He climbed a mountain in Moab, Utah for Mission: Impossible 2, piloted a helicopter during a chase sequence in Mission: Impossible: Fallout, held his breath for three minutes underwater for Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation and climbed Dubai’s Burj Khalifa for Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Before he heads to space, Cruise will have to finish filming the seventh and eighth installments in the Mission: Impossible franchise. The two films were delayed due to the coronavirus, pushing each movie’s release date by a few months.
Mission: Impossible 7 will see the return of Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby, as well as Henry Czerny from the original 1996 film. New cast additions include Nicolas Hoult, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Shea Whigham. It opens on Nov. 19, 2021.
Tom Cruise, Elon Musk and NASA are teaming up to film the first narrative feature film in space.