When news broke recently that Tom Cruise was planning to shoot a movie in space, there were many who believed the whole thing was an elaborate hoax.
More information on the ambitious project will be available in the coming days after the launch of Musk's two-man SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which will return the United States to space for the first time in almost a decade, on Wednesday, May 27.
We now know who is at least going to be commanding this endeavour, as Deadline has revealed that Doug Liman, who has worked with Cruise on Edge of Tomorrow and American Made, is going to be the man behind the camera for this ambitious project.
Cruise 57, has carved a reputation for taking extreme risks to pull off jaw dropping stunt sequences, mostly in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise.
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For now, though, Cruise and Liman have different production areas to focus on. Jim Bridenstine Nasa administrator confirmed by saying: 'Nasa is delighted to work with Tom Cruise on a movie aboard the Space Station!'
Doug Liman is the director of YouTube Premium's "Impulse". Liman has not exclusively signed on to direct, however nevertheless can also be operating on the screenplay and producing alongside the cruise.
Mission: Impossible 7, the first of the two, was shooting in Venice before the coronavirus pandemic forced it to halt proceedings, shoving the movie's schedule back indefinitely.
Cruise will next be seen in the long-awaited sequel "Top Gun: Maverick".
However, Liman is now in post-production on Chaos Walking, an upcoming sci-fi film starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland. The action star Tom Cruise is flawless for this project as he has a bond with space already. Earlier, he actually fractured his ankle in a leap from one rooftop to the other.