Tom Cruise, a heartthrob for every girl across the world, is gearing up to steal hearts beyond this world. Yes, that’s right — this handsome Hollywood hunk is making a movie, the filming of which will take place in the International Space Station (ISS)!
While the world is in a lockdown and the entertainment industry has come to a halt, NASA made an announcement confirming the news of this fantastic film. Jim Bridenstine, the administrator at NASA, confirmed this news through his tweet on May 06, 2020.
In his tweet, he shares his excitement to work with the Oblivion star and hopes that the popular media will spread the news far and wide. His tweet spoke about how this association might spark interest in the new generation of scientists. After all, it is the scientists and engineers who can help NASA realize its dreams.
Who’s in it?
While the details of the cast and crew of the film aren’t out yet, we hope it will feature the who’s who of the entertainment world. However, what we know for now is that Tom Cruise is collaborating with Elon Musk’s SpaceX in an attempt to send two astronauts to the ISS for NASA. SpaceX is trying to send the astronauts to the ISS despite the pandemic and the prevailing lockdown. The spacecraft will be able to accommodate seven members on board. If sources are to go by, it will be taking astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley from NASA to the ISS on May 27, 2020.
Elon Musk also responded to this tweet, saying he’s excited for what’s in store, and thus confirming his involvement. Another interesting tidbit about this film is, it wouldn’t be a part of Tom Cruise’s successful movie franchise “Mission: Impossible.”
Tom Cruise – The Space Connection
This isn’t Tom Cruise’s first film on space travel. All his fans will surely remember all the times he wowed us by the portrayal of Jack Harper in the 2013 film, The Oblivion. The movie was a tribute to all the science fiction films from the 1970s and was a post-apocalyptic war movie. Besides being a box office hit, the movie also got rave reviews from the critics. His 2005 hit War of the Worlds had him battling it out with the aliens. One can only wait and watch to see what’s in store this time, as he’s actually going to space!
However, this will be the first time that Tom Cruise will be traveling to outer space. And that makes him the first Hollywood A-lister to achieve the feat! Indeed a treat to all his fans across the world!
Tom Cruise – The adventure man!
Besides being famous for his smothering looks, Tom Cruise is also renowned for carrying films on his shoulder with his breathtaking stunts. He is famous for performing his stunts while most Hollywood A-listers would like to play it safe by using a body double. He also flew a fighter jet for a sequence in the film Top Gun: Maverick — a brave heart indeed!
The star performs most of the nerve-wracking stunts from the Mission Impossible film franchise. The six installments of the films that have been released so far made us fall in love with the actor endlessly. While fans were eagerly waiting for the seventh installment of the film, coronavirus played spoilsport.
Films Shot at ISS
The Apogee of Fear, a movie that hit the screens in 2012, was shot in outer space. Richard Garriott, during his time at the ISS in October 2008, filmed this entire movie. He was a spaceflight participant in the ISS and looks like he’s made good use of his time there!
There are over a hundred films made across the world revolving around the theme of the Space station and life at NASA. The audience couldn’t get enough of the first-hand experience at the ISS that this movie gave them!
However, we hope the movie hits the screens soon and hope for more updates on the film that he’s shooting in the ISS, too. However, Tom Cruise is yet to speak about this film. Neither did he post a response to the tweet thread by NASA, Jim Bridenstine, or Elon Musk. The movie is sure to be “out of this world,” and we look forward to it, just like every other fan of Tom Cruise!