Tom Cruise is going to head to space for an upcoming film–the first time a Hollywood movie has ever been shot outside of planet Earth–and he’s now secured some serious money to do so. Deadline is reporting that Cruise, along with director Doug Liman and producers Christopher McQuarrie and PJ van Sandwijk, have secured a major production commitment from Universal.
The film, which currently has no script, will be funded for $200 million, the report says. Elon Musk and his company, SpaceX, will partner on the project too, and help get Cruise outside of the Earth’s atmosphere.
It’s possible that the project will ultimately go on to cost more money, since a production like this has never been done before. Cruise previously worked with Liman on Edge of Tomorrow and American Made. McQuarrie directed Cruise in the last two Mission: Impossible movies.
Tom Cruise has no problems with high-flying action, of course, as seen in Top Gun–or, better yet, in this clip from Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Speaking of Mission: Impossible, Cruise still has two of them to shoot–and survive–before he can go and shoot a movie in space. Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 have been delayed after shooting was shut down due to COVID-19. However, work on the films was set to resume very soon as of early July.