Tom Cruise is ready to add another achievement to his incredibly long list. And what might that be, you ask? Cruise might just become the first-ever civilian to do a spacewalk outside the International Space Station for his upcoming action movie.
Recently, during an interview with BBC, the director, Doug Liman and the head of Universal Pictures, Donna Langley shared that Cruise will be going to outer space to film their new film. The ‘Cruise Space Project’ has a budget of around 200 million dollars, which will be backed completely by Universal Studios. “Tom Cruise is taking us to space. He’s taking the world to space. That’s the plan,” Langley shared. “We have a great project in development with Tom, that does contemplate him doing just that. Taking a rocket up to the space station and shooting and hopefully being the first civilian to do a spacewalk outside of the space station,” he further said.
The Mission Impossible star is said to play the role of a “down-on-his-luck guy” who finds himself to be the only person who could save the Earth. While most of the film is said to take place on Earth, he does have to go to space to save the people and his planet. Cruise, who is known to do his action sequences without any stunt doubles, obviously plans to take the tough route and literally go to space to film a scene.
Cruise has previously worked with director Doug Liman on Edge of Tomorrow and American Made. While not many details have been shared about the film, we do know that the film’s team is working closely with NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX company to make this mission impossible, possible.