Doug Liman Set To Direct Tom Cruise In A Movie Actually Filmed In Space!
Look, yes, I know this headline looks like clickbait or an article from “The Onion”, but incredibly, it is actually true! Tom Cruise has rejoined with ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ director Doug Liman to create a movie which will be shot in space… actual space…
The movie is being funded independently at the moment, I suspect because it’s such a bonkers idea it’s rather hard to get a film studio to sign on to the project, however, both Space X and NASA are involved. Liman and Cruise are writing the script together and producing the movie. We don’t know anything about the actual content of the film right now, but NASA has confirmed that the plan is to film it aboard the International Space Station.
Of course, there are a lot of hoops to jump through before this project quite literally gets off the ground! All the people involved in the shoot, including Liman and Cruise, will have to go through rigorous training to make sure they are fit for space flight.
Along with ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Liman and Cruise also teamed up on the movie ‘American Made’. Both the director and actor are not people to shy away from daredevil antics. Both are pilots and are said to have bonded over their “adventurous spirit”. Cruise, of course, is well known for his insane stunt work which included scaling the Burj Khalifa in ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’, hanging off a plane in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’, and the HALO jump (high altitude, low opening jump) for ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’. Cruise is currently waiting for filming to open up again following the pandemic to begin filming the seventh instalment of ‘Mission: Impossible’ which will no doubt have another ridiculous stunt at its centre. Liman is currently in post-production on ‘Chaos Walking’ starring Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, and Mads Mikkelsen.
News of the new film arrived just as Space X’s Falcon 9 is set to take flight with two astronauts on board from Kennedy Space Center at 9.33pm (BST) this evening. This will mark the first time since 2011 that the US will launch people into the black from US soil, and is the culmination of the groundbreaking public-private partnership between Space X and NASA. You can watch the launch below, with pre-flight coverage beginning at 5.30pm (BST).
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