Tom Cruise And Elon Musk Move Forward With Movie That Will Be Shot In Space

The Movie Was Given A $200 Million Budget With NASA And SpaceX Helping The Project

July 31, 2020

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Back in May, it was announced that Tom Cruise and Elon Musk were working on a movie that would be shot in space. While many assumed this project wouldn’t happen for a number of years, if ever, it seems the project is moving forward, with NASA and SpaceX on board. Now, more details about the film have emerged, and this wild idea is starting to look like a reality.

The untitled project was pitched to Universal Studios, and according to reports, the film now have a $200 million budget before a script has even be written. Universal agreed to make the movie after an “exuberant Zoom call” with Cruise, director Doug Liman, Christopher McQuarrie and PJ van Sandwijk. Of course, Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and NASA will play a big role in the logistics of shooting a movie in space.

Elon Musk is a partner on the movie, and it is expected that the writer/director of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series, Christopher McQuarrie, will help as a story advisor and producer. Not much else is known about the project. Hopefully more will come out in the near future, and soon enough Tom Cruise will be launched into space.