Tom Cruise is giving “Mission: Impossible” an entirely new meaning with his reported plans for a feature film in space.
Cruise is teaming up with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA for the first-ever narrative feature film shot outside of Earth. The report, which comes from Deadline, assures this is not a “Mission: Impossible” installation.
While no studio is currently involved in the planning stages of this film, the publication confirms Doug Liman has signed on to direct.
Liman is reportedly already writing the first draft of the screenplay and will produce along with Cruise. The duo worked together in the past, on both “American Made” and “Edge of Tomorrow”.
But actor Glen Powell, who appropriately played real-life astronaut John Glenn in the 2016 drama “Hidden Figures”, reacted to the news.
I think we all saw this coming…
“Tom Cruise To Shoot Movie in Space” https://t.co/0e2kPgPWny
— Glen Powell (@glenpowell) May 5, 2020
“I think we all saw this coming,” he tweeted referencing Cruise’s daredevil ways.
In a new tweet from NASA’s Jim Bridenstine, the administrator confirmed the movie plans, writing, “NASA is excited to work with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station! We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.”
NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station! We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality. pic.twitter.com/CaPwfXtfUv
— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) May 5, 2020
ET Canada has reached out to Cruise’s rep for a statement.