Doug Liman has revealed plans to shoot a film in space starring Tom Cruise. That’s right, in outer space! The movie action-adventure film is currently being produced independently but this will no doubt change very soon. What studio wouldn’t want to be involved in the first movie shot in outer space?
Liman has previously directed Tom Cruise movie; American Made and Edge of Tomorrow and also directed other hit movies including Mr & Mrs. Smith, Bourne Identity and Swingers.
Linman and Cruise have apparently planned this first of its kind movie together. Linman wrote the first draft of the screenplay planning to produce alongside Cruise. Deadline first revealed Cruise was planning to produce a movie shot in space on May 4.
Since then, we’ve learned of Liman’s involvement and we’ve also had confirmation of NASA’s participation.
Elon Musk and NASA are already working with each other having recently formed a public-private partnership, resulting in the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida yesterday. The rock had two American astronauts on board marking the first US human spaceflight in a long time.
Liman and Cruise are both pilots and are said to have bonded during their work together. They both have obligations to fulfil before they start this daring project.
Linman is currently in the post-production phase of Lionsgate/BRON movie Chaos Walk, starring Tom Holland and the lovely Daisy Ridley. Cruise meanwhile has had Top Gun: Maverick pusher from summer to December 23.
Not only this, but he’s also waiting to get back to work on Mission: Impossible 7 after the film was shut down amidst the pandemic back in March.
This film obviously poses many obstacles and requires a lot of training to execute but it’s nothing that Tom Cruise can’t handle. Famous for doing his death-defying stunts the only way he could possibly up the ante is filming in space, so it makes perfect sense that he’s opted to take his next project there.
So, despite not knowing how long this training will take, there’s no question if he can complete it. We’re talking about the man that broke his ankle jumping onto a building from a helicopter and carried on running while shooting Mission: Impossible – Fallout, perhaps one of the most amazing things about this is that this shot actually made it into the final cut of the movie.
Who knows when this project will begin production but this is no doubt one of the most adventurous projects we have seen to date and we can’t wait to hear more.