Hollywood icon Tom Cruise is a man without fear in several action movies by hanging off jet jets, scaling buildings, and driving through traffic on a motorcycle. Tom’s next difficult task is to journey into space following the tremendous, record-breaking success of Paramount’s sequel Top Gun: Maverick, which brought in over 1.4 billion dollars worldwide.
Amid the epidemic in 2020, There was chitchat on social media that Tom Cruise would be the first person to make a movie in space under the direction of Edge of Tomorrow filmmaker Doug Liman.
Since then, there has been complete silence. Donna Langley, president of Unversal Pictures, explained to BBC on how this massive undertaking will proceed.
Tom Cruise is taking us to space
Tom Cruise is taking us to space. He’s taking the world to space. We have a significant development project with Tom that contemplates him doing just that. Taking a rocket up to the space station, shooting, and hopefully being the first civilian to do a spacewalk outside the space station. That’s the plan.
Tom Cruise, renowned for performing the riskiest stunts in his work in person, will board the ISS and become “the first civilian to execute a spacewalk out of space station” instead of using outdated CGI like any other movie.
It is unknown if he would leave the station by walking, as Langley indicated, or whether he would board, as NASA had previously stated.
We shall see.
As the founding members of Hollywood’s first space exploration team, Cruise and Liman collaborated with both NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX to make the only “narrative feature film” to be shot in actual space.
Regarding his involvement with this Universal Picture, Liman told Thrillest that “you’re just a little bit more receptive” when a producer makes an outrageous suggestion, such as “let’s attempt to shoot a movie in outer space,” and gets support from NASA, SpaceX, and Tom Cruise.