Tom Cruise is known for his daring stunts and action-packed movies, but his next project might be his most ambitious yet.
The Hollywood star is planning to film a movie in space, with the help of NASA and SpaceX. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Cruise revealed some details about his space adventure, which he said is still in the works.
He said he has been training for the mission, which will involve traveling to the International Space Station (ISS) on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. “I’ve been working on this for a few years now,” he said. “It’s not a simple thing.
It’s very complicated. But we’re making great progress and I’m very excited about it.” Cruise said he wants to make a movie that showcases the beauty and wonder of space, as well as the challenges and risks that astronauts face.
He said he hopes to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “I want to make a film that celebrates humanity and what we can accomplish,” he said. “I want to show people what it’s like to be in space, to see the Earth from that perspective, to feel the weightlessness, to experience the silence. I think it will be an incredible experience for the audience.”
Cruise did not reveal much about the plot or the cast of the movie, but he said he is working with director Doug Liman, who previously collaborated with him on Edge of Tomorrow and American Made. He also said he has the support of NASA and SpaceX, who are providing the technical expertise and resources for the mission. “NASA and SpaceX have been amazing partners,” he said. “They are very supportive of this project and they are helping us make it happen.
They are pioneers in their fields and they share our vision of creating something extraordinary.” Cruise said he does not have a specific date for the launch, but he said he is ready to go whenever the opportunity arises. He said he is not afraid of the dangers involved, but rather excited by them. “I love challenges,” he said. “I love pushing myself to the limit. I love doing things that have never been done before. That’s what drives me as an actor and as a filmmaker.
And this is the ultimate challenge.” He added: “I’m not going to lie, it’s going to be hard. It’s going to be tough. It’s going to be risky. But it’s also going to be amazing. And I can’t wait to share it with you.”