Tom Cruise stars in a movie filmed in space.
“Tom Cruise is working with NASA and SpaceX to shoot a movie,” U.S. entertainment media Deadline reported on the 5th (local time).
SpaceX is the space development company of Elon Reeve Musk, founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors. According to Deadline’s report, the film production stage appears to be in the early stages.
Jim Bredenstein tweeted on his Twitter account: “NASA is delighted to work on a film with Tom Cruise filming on the space station. We need media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA’s ambitious plans come true.”
“It’s not known what kind of genre Tom Cruise’s movies are,” The Verge said. But since Tom Cruise is famous for his high-level action acting in recent films, it’s highly likely that he will be an action film if he films in space,” he predicted.
In response, NASA said it would “open the project at an appropriate time.”
If Tom Cruise and NASA work together, it will be the first film ever filmed in space, not a science fiction film or documentary about the history of the universe.