Tom Cruise is reportedly working on his next action movie in space with the help of billionaire Elon Musk and NASA.
According to Deadline, it could be the first movie shot in space. Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr. reports, “I’m hearing that Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are working on a project with NASA that would be the first narrative feature film — an action-adventure — to be shot in outer space,” Fleming Jr. writes, referencing the private space travel program the Tesla founder launched in 2002. “It’s not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage but look for more news as I get it. But this is real, albeit in the early stages of liftoff.”
In March, Tom Cruise’s next movie, ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ and ‘Mission: Impossible 8’ was delayed due to the Coronavirus shutdowns. The plan was for both movies to be shot back to back and filming for Impossible 7 just began in Italy when it was shut down in late February 2020. Tom Cruise’s other movie, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, was also delayed from June 24 to December 23rd release date.
In other entertainment news, the Hollywood related Coronavirus shut down won’t reportedly end until 2021. Hollywood is getting hit hard by the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak with filming not set to resume until 2021.
Most studio productions have shut down indefinitely and others are figuring out ways to reopen their facilities.
Despite the health crisis, studio executives are looking into ways to safely resume production. According to Variety, studios and production companies are researching how to accomplish a safe and secure production facility to resume filming movies later this year.
However, according to Elsa Ramo, an attorney who has represented Skydance Media, warns filming may not start until after 2020. “I have a lot of clients with productions that they want to shoot in 2020,” Ramo told Variety. “But it would be arrogant and misleading of me to offer them any sort of assurance that’s possible.” Especially, if another outbreak returns, later on, this year, any plans to restart production in 2020 is far too optimistic for major productions.
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