In an exciting update for fans, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has revealed that he has been working on his ambitious project of making the first-ever film in space.
The actor, known for his penchant for daring stunts, shared details of the groundbreaking venture during a recent interview in New York.
Cruise will reportedly get help from Elon Musk‘s Space X and NASA for the project, although a production start date is yet to be confirmed.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Tom Cruise Is Still Putting Plans In Place For Space Movie
The 61-year-old actor, who has become synonymous with thrilling action sequences, has never shied away from pushing the boundaries of filmmaking. Cruise, renowned for his commitment to authenticity, is collaborating with NASA and SpaceX to achieve his vision. The project, which has a staggering budget of $200 million, promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience.
In an interview with Variety during the premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” Cruise expressed his passion and dedication towards the project, stating, “We’ve been working on it diligently, and we’ll see where we go.”
The actor, who is known for his love of doing his stunts, will be the first civilian to perform a spacewalk in a feature film. He and director Doug Liman have been working on the project for several years, although a production start date is yet to be decided.
The movie is still under wraps but is rumored to be an action-adventure film. It is also expected to be a major technical undertaking, as it will require the use of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft.
His New Film Is Off To A Strong Start At The Box Office
Cruise’s latest film, “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” is off to a strong start at the box office. Per Deadline, the film grossed an estimated $16 million on its opening day, including $7 million in previews.
The film is expected to have a five-day opening weekend of $90 million due to its length of 2 hours and 43 minutes, which would be the highest opening weekend for a “Mission: Impossible” film. The film is currently playing in 4,000 theaters in the United States and Canada.
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” is the seventh installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. The film stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, along with Hayley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames. “Dead Reckoning” is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who also directed “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.”
The film has received positive reviews from critics, with many praising its action sequences and Cruise’s performance. It currently has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Tom Cruise Surprises ‘Mission: Impossible’ Fans
According to People magazine, Cruise surprised fans at several movie theaters across North America on Tuesday, July 11, by showing up to screenings of his latest film, “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.”
Cruise made appearances at theaters in Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, and Washington, D.C., greeting fans and posing for photos.
The actor’s surprise appearances were met with excitement from fans, who were thrilled to see him in person. Cruise went in the company of the movie’s director McQuarrie for the Atlanta surprise appearance.
The movie star’s decision to surprise fans is just one example of his dedication to the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.
Tom Cruise Makes Rare Public Appearance With Son
Cruise was spotted with his rarely-seen son Connor, 28, on Saturday in New York City, per the Daily Mail. The father-son duo was seen walking to an AMC theater in Times Square for a promotion of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.”
The two were also joined by the actor’s older sister, Lee Ann Mapother. Cruise looked casual in a black button-down shirt, jeans, and sunglasses. As for Connor, he sported a gray collared shirt, jeans, sneakers, and a backpack.
This is a rare public appearance for Connor, who is not as well-known as his sister Bella Kidman. Connor, who was adopted by Cruise and Nicole Kidman, has largely stayed out of the spotlight. However, he has made a few public appearances with his father in recent years, including at a baseball game in 2021.