NEW YORK: Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has been reportedly working with Elon Musk to create the first action movie in outer space.
According to reports, Tom Cruise is teaming with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and working with NASA to make the first narrative film ever shot in space. “It’s not a Mission Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage,” he was reported as saying.
“But this is real, and in progress in the early stages of liftoff,” Cruise added. The 57-year-old superstar has built a reputation for taking extreme risks to pull off breathtaking stunts for his movies, mainly the Mission: Impossible franchise.
Cruise climbed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai for a sequence in 2011’s Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, while for it’s 2015 follow-up, Rogue Nation, the actor had hung off the side of an airplane mid-flight.
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He was injured on the sets of 2018’s Fallout that resulted in the production being stopped for several weeks. The actor had broken his ankle after colliding with another building during a rooftop jump.
Cruise currently awaits the release of Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to his 1986 hit Top Gun. The film, which was scheduled to hit theatres worldwide in June, has been delayed till December due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted entertainment events in Hollywood and around the world, from the theatrical releases of major studio tentpoles to the launch of film festivals and TV conferences.