Tom Cruise’s dream of working in space may soon come true.
In recent years, there has been speculation that Cruise will film his next film in space. New reports show how close he was to making it happen.
Several media outlets, including Rolling Stone and the New York Post, reported that Cruise may have reached a new milestone after it was revealed that the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group had included it on its mission.
In an interview with the BBC, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley stated that actor and director Doug Liman pitched the film to the studio during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the plan, the film will “take place on Earth, and then the character will need to go up to space to save the day.”
“Tom Cruise is taking us to space. He’s taking the world to space. That’s the plan.”
If that happens, the actor from “Top Gun: Maverick” will be the first to film a film on the International Space Station.
As of press time, it was unclear whether Cruise would enter the ISS or walk outside instead. Universal, on the other hand, has already approved the film. It is said to be in the early stages of development.
Cruise is known for his death-defying stunts, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him in space for his first action film outside of Earth.
Aside from Cruise, the man behind his stunts received much attention. The actor’s stunt coordinator, Wade Eastwood, told Men’s Journal that Cruise “never says no to any stunts.”
According to Eastwood, the “Mission: Impossible” star always works hard to have the skill sets he requires for each project.
After collaborating on “Edge of Tomorrow,” the stunt coordinator became a regular collaborator with Cruise. He has previously collaborated with other action stars such as Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Daniel Craig.
Meanwhile, Cruise has stated that he always spends time preparing for the stunts. He also goes through training and assists the other cast members in action scenes.
Finally, Eastwood stated that doing what Cruise does requires discipline. He went on to say that the actor would keep working until he broke.