Just few days back, NASA surprised everyone with the news when they confirmed their plan to work with Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX on a film that would be shot in outer space, now the project has found its director in Doug Liman.
Doug Liman will boldly go where no film director has gone before. Liman plans to accompany Tom Cruise on the action adventure film to be shot in outer space that is being mounted independently (for now) and involves Elon Musk’s Space X and NASA. Liman, who worked with Cruise on “Edge of Tomorrow” and “American Made” has come on to direct the mystery movie, which will partly be filmed in outer space. Liman is very eager to re-team on this first of its kind project according to the sources of Deadline Hollywood.
Liman and Cruise hatched this whole thing together, with Liman writing the first draft of the screenplay and producing along with Cruise. It was first revealed by News website Deadline Hollywood on May 4 that Cruise was planning this feat, to actually travel to space in a craft to shoot the film, and the scoop hung out there until NASA confirmed its participation a day later.
The film currently has no distributor and exact plot details are unknown, but Liman’s hiring is a leap in the right direction for the project. Paramount has denied it’s the same film, but Liman and Cruise had been developing Liman’s passion project “Luna Park” at Paramount and clearly had an interest in doing something in outer space. “Lunar Park” revolves around a group of renegade employees who venture to the moon to steal an energy source.
Elon Musk, in partnership with NASA, will tomorrow launch the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida carrying two American astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center, an historic rocket born from a groundbreaking public-private partnership that will put the U.S. back in the business of human spaceflight for the first time in a long time.
Production is unlikely to happen anytime soon, not only because the space film will have an unprecedented pre-production that will involve training to be able to withstand an outer space flight but also because of Cruise’s schedule. His production on the next two “Mission: Impossible” pics, which he plans to shoot back-to-back, is currently halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with no time-table to return.
But whatever happens, Tom Cruise has shown he is the most daring movie star around, and his preparation is becoming as legendary as the stunts themselves.
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