Tom Cruise’s next mission could make history. If plans for an upcoming film come to fruition, he would fly into space to film the moment he helps save the planet.
Donna Langley, president of Universal Film Entertainment Group, told the BBC in an interview last week that the 60-year-old “Mission Impossible” and “Top Gun” actor would “take the world into space.”
“That’s the plan. We have a great project going on with Tom that has him doing just that,” he said, “taking a rocket to the space station and firing and hopefully being the first civilian to spacewalk outside from the space station.”
He said the request for the film came directly from Cruise and that he is working closely with director Doug Liman, who previously worked with Cruise on 2014’s “Edge of Tomorrow” and is also known for the franchise “The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and “Jumper.”
“During the pandemic, he asked for a Zoom call with us and he called and said, ‘Guys, I’ve got this great project and here it is,'” Langley recalled in the interview.
The film’s title and details have not been announced, but Langley said the majority of the story will take place on Earth before Cruise’s character “needs to go into space to save the day.”
The project was firstby then NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Deadline reported at the time that Elon Musk’s SpaceX was also set to collaborate on the film.
Space Entertainment Enterprise announced in January this year that it will partner withfor the construction of a content and entertainment studio and a space station “multipurpose arena” module. The venture, called SEE-1, is planned to launch in late 2024 and will dock with the Axiom Station, a commercial module planned for the International Space Station.
Last year, Russian actress Julia Peresild and director Klim Shipenkothe International Space Station working on with Peresild playing the doctor who makes an emergency call in orbit.