Tom Cruise Is Planning to Shoot the First Movie in Space

Philip Ellis

From Men's Health

Tom Cruise is known for going all-out and taking risks while filming, insisting on performing all of his own stunts in his movies, even when it leads to serious injury, like the time he broke his ankle during an action sequence in Mission: Impossible - Fallout. And it looks like he'll soon be taking his daredevil approach to acting further than ever — where no movie star has gone before.

According to Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline, Cruise is rumored to have partnered with Elon Musk's SpaceX on his most ambitious project to date; an action movie that would be actually be shot in outer space. Fleming writes that Cruise is already in talks with NASA, although no studio is involved at present.

While there are no details available surrounding the plot of the film, and it is described as being in "the early stages of liftoff," it would reportedly be in the action adventure, which is unsurprising, given Cruise's love of performing high-octane stunts. And let's face it, nobody's going to go to all the trouble of flying into space to make a rom-com. There's pretty much no other information out there about the movie yet, including how much such an undertaking would cost.

SpaceX was founded by billionaire Elon Musk in 2002, with the mission of reducing the costs of transporting humanity to Mars. The organization's Crew Dragon spacecraft is due to launch on May 27, marking SpaceX's first ever flight with humans aboard.

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