Tom “Cruises” into space for next film

It’s a mission he can’t refuse. After Deadline first reported that uber movie star Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick; Mission: Impossible – Fallout) will team with Elon Musk’s Space X and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to film an entire feature aboard the International Space Station, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has now confirmed it.

While Cruise is attached to the project, there is no studio, director or writer yet. Just Cruise. And Space.

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The new film will not be one of the two upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels, which are both currently on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It will be an original action/adventure, and will mark the first time in cinematic history that a narrative film has been shot entirely in outer space.

Up next is Top Gun: Maverick, which was recently pushed to December 23, 2020. Production is expected return on Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 sometime this summer.

Light the fuse, Tom. 

SOURCE: Deadline

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