Tom Cruise is one of those artists who, through his films, almost always manages to leave the respectable public with his mouth wide open, often risking his own life to achieve it.
After climbing the Burj Khalifa -the highest building in the world- in ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol‘, hooking up with the outside of a plane in the middle of take-off in ‘Rogue Nation‘ and making a HALO jump in ‘Fallout‘, the actor will go off to film his new adventure into outer space.
According to reports in Deadline, Tom Cruise and the aerospace transport company Space X, owned by Elon Musk, are working side by side with NASA on a project that would become the first narrative science fiction film, more specifically an action adventure, shot entirely in outer space.
The film is in its early stages of gestation, so information about it is limited to its existence, and the fact that it will not be a new installment of the ‘Mission Impossible’ franchise. That said, it would be a real privilege that, with such a framework and given the joys that their collaborations have given us, Cruise’s new madness would once again have Christopher McQuarrie leading the direction.
Tom Cruise goes to space
This is not the first time that good Tom has considered leaving the Earth to make a film. Almost two decades ago, James Cameron himself tempted him to do so, but unfortunately this idea ended up falling into a broken bag and never came to fruition. This is what James Cameron said in an interview with Empire Online in 2018.
“I talked to Tom about making a space movie in space, about 15 years ago. In 2020 I had a contract with the Russians to go to the International Space Station and shoot a high-end 3D documentary there. And I thought, ‘Shit, man, we should make a fiction film. I said, ‘Tom, you and I are going to have two seats on the Soyuz, but somebody’s going to have to train us as engineers. Tom said, ‘No problem, I’ll train as an engineer. We had some ideas for the story, but it was still conceptual.
Well, it seems that this idea, which never came to fruition, is very close to becoming a reality, from the hand of Tom Cruise who, at 57 years of age, is still in better shape than many 20 year olds and, it seems, still has many surprises to offer up his sleeve, to satisfy his faithful audience who have seen him on the big screen for more than 30 years now, almost without interruption.