Tom Cruise will boldly go where no actor has gone before as the Mission: Impossible star has been approved to shoot one of his next films in space next year.
After news broke that Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman were planning to film an untitled action-adventure movie in space, a new report from TMZ reveals that the actor has now been approved for space travel in 2021. The project is a joint collaboration between NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, with Tom Cruise obviously starring in the lead role. It really shouldn’t be too surprising that the actor has set his sights on filming in space, since he notoriously does the majority of his own dangerous stunts – like the incredibly thrilling H.A.L.O. jump in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
The TMZ report explained that Tom Cruise and Doug Liman have been approved to travel to the International Space Station according to a 2020 – 2023 manifest. Production on the film will take place entirely on the ISS and Universal Pictures has given it a $200 million budget. TMZ also revealed that the duo will head to outer space in the SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket in October 2021. At least they won’t need to simulate the lack of gravity. It’ll be interesting to see what the story is, although it’s disappointing that it won’t be a Mission: Impossible movie, since the space film will be funded by Universal Pictures, not Paramount.
Are you surprised by the news that Tom Cruise will head to space for his most ambitious movie yet? What do you think the action-adventure film will be about? Are you excited for Mission: Impossible 7? Sound-off in the comments below!
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, MI7 is set to star Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Vanessa Kirby and Henry Czerny. Mission: Impossible 8 is also in the works at Paramount, with McQuarrie on board to return as writer and director.
Mission: Impossible 7 is currently scheduled to be released on November 19, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Tom Cruise and the franchise, and be make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for content.