It was reported yesterday that actor Tom Cruise is set to make an action movie in space with SpaceX and the US space agency NASA.
Representatives from Tom Cruise and SpaceX did not respond to a request for comment, but NASA Administrator Jim Brydenset confirmed it in a tweet.
"NASA is excited to make a film with Tom Cruise on the space station, we need popular media to make a new generation of engineers committed to making NASA's plans a reality," he tweeted.
NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station! We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality. pic.twitter.com/CaPwfXtfUv— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) May 5, 2020
NASA did not provide further details.
But yesterday's report said that Tom Cruise is currently in talks with Elon Musk's company, SpaceX, to discuss the possibility of filming a feature film in space, including the US space agency NASA.
The plan has not yet been finalized and preliminary talks are underway, but reports claim that these are serious talks.
The project also coincides with Tom Cruise's life-saving stunts, especially his stunts in the Mission Impossible series.
But this new film will not be a sequel to Mission Impossible, but there is no need to name a franchise to make any film in space.
It is not clear how the film will be shot in space, but SpaceX has received approval to send the first manned spacecraft, and the spacecraft will take NASA astronauts on May 27.
The spacecraft will then be used for other space operations.
The company is also working on a spacecraft starship that will be a multi-use spacecraft with enough space to carry a film crew.
It will take many years to prepare, but NASA has made it part of its mission to the moon, which will begin in 2024.