Renowned for his daredevil stunts, Tom Cruise is no stranger to deadly risk. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of entertainment, and his latest proposed stunt is nothing short of incredible.
The Hollywood actor is expected to become the first civilian to perform a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station for an upcoming film, which is expected to revolve around a man who is sent up to space to save the world. This may not exactly be a groundbreaking movie plot, but it certainly will feature groundbreaking execution.
In partnership with Universal Studios and The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman, the film is reportedly set to have a $200 Million USD budget, and Cruise is expected to be sent up to the International Space Station to film parts of this film.
In a recent interview with The BBC, Universal Studios Chairperson Donna Langley spoke on the project.
“Tom Cruise is taking us to space. He’s taking the world to space. That’s the plan,” she said, “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.”
Cruise and Liman first pitched this project to Langley via Zoom during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and at the time, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote, “NASA is excited to work with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the Space Station,” to which Elon Musk replied, “Should be a lot of fun!” It is unclear whether they are still willing to be involved in the project at this time.
There is little information regarding the film’s timeline and production schedule, however, it is thought to be in development stages.
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