In October, it was announced that Tom Cruise could become the first star to shoot a movie among the stars…literally. Donna Langley, president of Universal, announced Wednesday that Universal is currently working on a groundbreaking project: the first-ever movie shot in space.
According to Langley, the plan is for Cruise to fly to the International Space Station, where he will hopefully become the first civilian to “spacewalk outside the space station.” Doug Liman – well known for “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and Brangelina’s “Edge of Tomorrow,” also featuring Cruise — is set to direct, and apparently he and Cruise pitched the idea to Langley during the pandemic. Although still in its early stages, the film “actually takes place on earth, and then the character must go up into space to save the day.”
This is not the first time we have heard of such a project. In May 2020, it was reported by Deadline that Cruise was in talks to collaborate with NASA — as well as Elon Musk’s SpaceX — to shoot a movie in space. While this particular project was only ever a concept and didn’t go exactly to plan, fans will no doubt be on the edge of their seats waiting to see the legendary actor – widely known for making his own stunts – achieve another film achievement.