Here's your Daily Crunch for May 5, 2020.
Of course, the main reason why movies are not regularly shot in space, apart from the astronomical cost, is that it is incredibly hard to take a chaotic film set and make it work while aboard a space ship thousands of miles above the Earth.
SpaceX will surely be featured in said future movie that's now only described as a ' narrative feature film ' and ' an action adventure to be shot in outer space, ' according to Deadline. YouTuber Tim Dodd (aka The Everyday Astronaut) also agreed with Bridenstine that having a movie filmed in space with Cruise would be inspiring for generations to come.
SpaceX intends to launch its first manned mission to the International Space Station May 27.
Cruise scaled the Burj Khalifa in Dubai for a sequence in 2011's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, while for it's 2015 follow-up, Rogue Nation, the actor had hung off the side of an airplane mid-flight.
This would not, in fact, be a Mission: Impossible sequel, but when you're filming in Space you probably don't need any previous legacy to launch you up, so to speak.
That is why it is more than likely the movie will be shot mostly on Earth, and only parts of it in space. Meanwhile, Cruise whose film "Top Gun: Maverick" was all set to release in June has been postponed to December due to the global pandemic.
Apple and Google Ban Location Tracking in COVID Apps
Now, the companies have said they will ban the use of location tracking in apps that use that new contact tracing system. The two companies are designing the contact tracing ( exposure notification ) platform to preserve user privacy.