Tom Cruise, NASA and SpaceX working together to make a movie in space

S119-E-008577 (25 March 2009) --- Backdropped by a blue and white Earth, the International Space Station is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation. Earlier the STS-119 and Expedition 18 crews concluded 9 days, 20 hours and 10 minutes of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and station. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 2:53 p.m. (CDT) on March 25, 2009.

NASA and SpaceX are in the early stage of developing a movie which will be shot in space with Tom Cruise in the lead role. It goes without saying, the genre of this movie will be action-adventure Sci-fi with it being set in space. The other interesting thing that’s being reported is that this will not be a movie that’s a part of Cruise’s longstanding Mission Impossible franchise. 

While the movie is already in the early stages of development, it doesn’t have a studio attached to it as of now. Cruise is known to push the boundaries of stunt work. He jumped into an F18 Super Hornet fighter craft for the shoot of Top Gun Mavericks which is scheduled to be released this summer. 

He also has famously done all the stunt work for his Mission Impossible movies including doing dangerous scenes like the helicopter fight scene at the end of the Ghost Protocol alongside scaling 123 floors of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the deep dive scene in Rogue Nation. Cruise, however, doesn’t do all of his stunts – his longtime collaborator and stunt double Casey O’neil is usually always on set with him.