American actor Tom Cruise, 57, is set to board the International Space Station to film the first narrative feature outside Earth.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the news earlier this week, tweeting that the administration was “excited” about the prospect.
He added: “We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.”
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
In a report by US outlet Deadline, it was revealed that Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX were in the early stages of collaborating with NASA on the action adventure film.
The plot has not been disclosed but it is understood it will not be another Mission: Impossible film.
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