Tom Cruise Will Go To Space For Upcoming Movie
Tom Cruise might be cruising to space to save the world from bad guys.
Tom Cruise is no stranger to stunts and dangerous scenes in movies, as we have seen time and time again with projects like Mission Impossible and Top Gun. However, Cruise’s speculated upcoming stunt is set to overshadow anything the daredevil has done before.
For his up-and-coming 2024 project, Cruise will be going to the International Space Station and is set to not only be the first to film a movie in outer space but also to be the first civilian to ever spacewalk outside the space station in history.
The person behind the plans to send Cruise to space is Donna Langley. Langley is the chair of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and also one of the most powerful people in Hollywood.
She told BBC News that “Tom Cruise is taking us to space. He’s taking the world to space. That’s the plan. We have a great project in development with Tom, that does contemplate him doing just that. Taking a rocket up to the space station and shooting and hopefully being the first civilian to do a spacewalk outside of the space station.”
The movie is set to be an action film, of course, and will see most of the scenes play out on earth before the actor takes a rocket ship to the International Space Station to save the day from whoever his enemy this time around will be. Langley says the film “actually takes place on earth, and then the character needs to go up to space to save the day.”
Back in 2020, NASA confirmed they were in talks with the movie star to film the first movie in outer space. Now it is speculated that the actor will catch a ride to the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule. Which is regularly used to get NASA astronauts to and from the space station.
Deadline has reported that the budget for the film is possibly around $200 million dollars. Which, for a movie involving rocket ships, SpaceX, NASA, and Tom Cruise, seems like a light estimate. Especially when space-set movies completely shot on Earth have cost more than that to produce.
Currently, the movie is still in scripting and development. But, since Cruise’s latest Top Gun film saw major box office and commercial success, this film, if approved for space filming, will surely follow that trend. If, of course, it doesn’t just top it.