Because the risks here on Earth are simply not enough.
Actor and daredevil Tom Cruise plans to take his already jaw-dropping film stunt work higher than any film star before him. Literally. Get ready: Cruise aims to make the first narrative feature filmed in outer freakin’ space.
As reported by Deadline, the Mission: Impossible star has his sights on a hugely ambitious action-adventure film that will be shot in space – and he’ll be working with Elon Musk’s Space X company and NASA in order to pull it off. It’s still early on this project and no studio or filmmaker is being named as yet.
As crazy as this is, it makes sense. After all, this is the guy who’s hung on to the outside of a plane during takeoff, dangled from a helicopter, flown choppers in stunt sequences, performed pulse-raising HALO jumps, scaled Dubai’s tallest tower in the world, and broke his ankle while jumping from one building to another, among other things.
While a number of Cruise’s big stunts have been for the Mission: Impossible movies, this space mission won’t be for that franchise. We’ll keep you up to date with what unfolds here.
We’ll soon be seeing Cruise testing his G-force endurance in Top Gun: Maverick, which was pushed back to a December 23 US release. Be sure to check out Cruise feeling sick from those aerial stunts right HERE.