NASA confirms Tom Cruise will make movie aboard International Space Station
And SpaceX head Elon Musk seems on board with the idea too. "Should be a lot of fun!"
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Get ready for a film concept that's out of this world. Actor Tom Cruise and
are working with NASA to shoot an action film in outer space. Representatives for Cruise and SpaceX didn't immediately respond to requests for comment, but NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the news Tuesday in a tweet.
"NASA is excited to work with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the space station!" he wrote. "We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA ambitious plans a reality."
While NASA didn't share more details, Deadline broke the news Monday in what seems like an article straight out of parody newspaper The Onion: "It's not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage." The movie would be the first narrative feature film shot in outer space, and while details are sketchy, the report says it would be filmed in "Musk's spaceship."
Neither NASA nor SpaceX has confirmed SpaceX's involvement in the film, and the Deadline report didn't mention the ISS. But the first ever launch of astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX spacecraft is set for May 27. No mention was made of Cruise or when he might board a spacecraft.