News ID: 269509
Published: 0221 GMT May 27, 2020

Tom Cruise space-set film moves closer to reality after director chosen

Tom Cruise space-set film moves closer to reality after director chosen

The projected Tom Cruise space movie that became headline news after both NASA and Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted about it in early May appears to be coming closer to reality after filmmaker Doug Liman was reported to be on board as director.

Deadline reported that Liman, who has worked with Cruise on action thrillers, ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘American Made,’ has written a script and is on the production team.

No details of the planned film’s content have been released, other than the suggestion by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, who confirmed news media rumors of the project with his May 5 tweet, that filming would take place aboard the International Space Station, the Guardian reported.

Musk, whose SpaceX company is collaborating with NASA to stage the US’s first manned space launch since 2011, confirmed his involvement in the project by replying to Bridenstine: “Should be a lot of fun!”

Cruise’s films are known for their spectacular stunt work, with the actor himself breaking his ankle in 2017 while filming ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’.

Cruise is working on a seventh ‘Mission: Impossible’ film, but production has been shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

 

   
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