NASA and Tom Cruise are in discussion about working on the first ever feature film shot in outer space, reports from a Hollywood trade publication, Deadline confirmed. Elon Musk’s Space X, the rocket company is a part of this project.
NASA is excited to create history
Although many documentaries and even TV commercials have been shot in space, this movie will create history. If this project goes into production, it would be the first space film shoot for a narrative feature film.
The news was confirmed by the Tweet of NASA’s administrator, Jim Bridenstine. “NASA is excited to work with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the International Space Station. We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA’s ambitious plan a reality.”
Additional details are not provided as the film is still in the early stages. According to media reports, no movie studio was involved yet.
The plot is unknown
The film will be an action adventure, but not part of the Mission: Impossible film series, the publication stated. The plot of this film is unknown but assumptions are made on the basis of Tom Cruise’s previous movies which involved close cooperation with the federal government.
NASA eyes wider commercial use
NASA has started considering the International Space Station for wider commercial use. Not just for scientific research for new drugs or novel materials that can only be grown in zero-gravity conditions. NASA plans to widen the horizon including space tourism.