Off into space: Tom Cruise is supposed to be involved in a film that takes place on the International Space Station (ISS). The film should be shot on the station. The U.S. Aerospace Agency, National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA), and possibly SpaceX, will also be involved in the project.
The US online magazine Deadline Hollywood, which specializes in the film industry, is the first reported on the project. After that, it should be an action film that takes place in space. So far there is no film studio that will produce the film.
According to the deadline, the project will no longer be part of the "Mission: Impossible" series. So far, this includes six films. Two more have been announced for the coming years.
The film is said to be an advertisement for NASA
NASA director Jim Bridenstine confirmed the deadline message. NASA is thrilled that it will produce a film with Tom Cruise on board the ISS, he tweeted. In this way, Nasa wanted to be effective in the media "Inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA’s ambitious plans come true."
SpaceX boss Elon Musk also spoke up: "That should be a lot of fun", he answered on Bridenstine's tweet. Musk did not confirm whether SpaceX would participate in the project.
NASA is holding back on details: "We will announce more about the project in due course", NASA told US online news agency The Verge. It was too early for further information.
Cruise is known for playing many dangerous scenes himself, and there are plenty of them in his films. Playing on board the ISS should be an interesting task for the US actor. Its new film "Top Gun: Maverick" is scheduled to be released in November. The launch was postponed for five months because of the Covid 19 pandemic. The film is a continuation of the pilot film "Top Gun" from 1987.