NASA confirms reports that Tom Cruise is going to film a movie in space

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is also involved in the production of the action-adventure movie

It’s official: Tom Cruise is heading to space to film a movie.

A day after Deadline published a report saying that Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are teaming up with NASA to shoot the first narrative feature film in outer space, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has confirmed the news via Twitter.

In a tweet, Bridenstine said that the space agency is “excited” to have Cruise film the movie aboard the International Space Station. Bridenstine also added that NASA needs popular media like movies to “inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists” that would help the agency’s ambitious plans become reality.

While SpaceX has yet to release an official statement about the movie, Musk seemingly confirmed the company’s involvement in the project when he replied to Bridenstine’s tweet.

As expected, NASA’s confirmation of the news has delighted Tom Cruise fans, with many of them expressing their excitement about the movie on Twitter.

Others, meanwhile, find the project promising, as it could inspire more students to love science and eventually study STEM.

Without a confirmed title and plot, and no studio attached, the movie is apparently in its early stages. Though it’s said to be an action-adventure film, the project is not a new installment of the Mission: Impossible film series.

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Details about the movie are very limited, but it feels like the project is right up on Cruise’s alley given his history of doing his own stunt. As fans can remember, filming of 2018’s Mission: Impossible Fallout took a break after Cruise broke his ankle in a leap from one rooftop to the other. The Oscar-nominated actor also hung from the side of a jet plane during takeoff in 2015’s Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, and scaled the Dubai skyscraper Burj Khalifa in 2011’s Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Sources: ComicBook.com, Deadline

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