• Promise Boniface


Updated: May 26, 2020

The American renowned actor Tom Cruise is set to defy gravity by teaming up with Tesla’s CEO and chairman Elon Musk, in collaboration with NASA to shoot an action-adventure SpaceX Movie in Outer Space.

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This unprecedented project, if successful, would become the first narrative feature film shot in outer space. Just when it seems Tom Cruise has conquered every feat in Hollywood, he has another trick up his sleeve. Filming movies in space is a zero-gravity scenario that can be achieved using suspension wires to dangle actors, then deleting those wires during editing. Inside the aircraft, the dive makes objects, and people react as if they are in a zero-gravity environment, relative to the aircraft.

In order to clarify the film would not be a "Mission: Impossible" sequel, Deadline reports the project is not attached to a studio at this early stage. Whatever the case is note that when you are filming in Space you probably don't need any previous legacy to launch you up, so to speak.

Commending Cruise's affinity for pushing the envelope of action stunt work by a leading man, Deadline's brief report suggests if the actor pulls off first narrative Hollywood film shot in space, he had "be alone in the Hollywood record books."

NASA And Elon Musk’s Confirmation

NASA’S administrator Jim Bridenstine is excited to work with Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX on this project and sees it as a way of inspiring a new generation of engineers and scientists and bringing into reality NASA’s long-term ambitious plans.

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Few hours after NASA’s confirmation of involvement, Elon Musk expressed his view on the project, stating that "Should be a lot of fun.’’

Impact of Shooting A Movie Outer Space On The Society

In space, no one can hear you spill your popcorn. But we see it floating everywhere, expanding, exploding in slow motion. And it is that dreamlike, otherworldly, uncanny feeling that makes us gravitate toward space-themed screens, again and again.

As Douglas Adams wrote in "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" that "Space is big. Really big". It is a place of limitless possibility. Its spatial-temporal vastness suspends disbelief. Space allows for, among other wonders, "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry's "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations" — a ready surplus of places for movie plots.

Space is, after all, called "space" for a reason. There is infinite room to fly, hide, love, fight, laugh, and fear. Getting beyond the assumptions of Earth allows the filmmaker a much broader canvas on which to paint "What if?".

We go to the movies to escape — and you can't get any farther away than deep space. Our personal disappointments, dramas, and emotional dissonances suddenly seem far more distant and diffused.

It however, remains to be seen as to whether this mind-boggling project would come to fruition, as Cruise would have to be properly trained to become an astronaut before being able to shoot off in Space. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and stay tuned. We would see more about the project at the appropriate time anything else would be premature.

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