Tom Cruise Is Making a Movie in Space, Which Seems Like an, Uh, Impossible Mission

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Tom Cruise Is Making a Movie in Space, Which Seems Like an, Uh, Impossible Mission

NASA is on board. Elon Musk says it "should be a lot of fun!" We're skeptical.

Deadline reports that Tom Cruise is in talks with SpaceX and NASA to film a movie in space. If anybody can do this, it’s Cruise, he of the death-defying stunts—climbing the tallest building on Earth, hanging from a real plane as it takes off, performing a halo jump from 25,000 feet in the air—that make the Mission: Impossible movies so great.

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine’s confirmation of a movie filmed at the International Space Station (ISS) with Cruise sure seems official. (While Bridenstine is a 20-year Air Force veteran, first in active duty and since 2010 in the reserves, he isn’t a scientist. He did, at least, publicly reverse his previous climate change denial in 2018.)

 

SpaceX founder Elon Musk, meanwhile, is also looking forward to the endeavor:

Still, skeptics abound. Mel’s Miles Klee wrote a blow-by-blow takedown of the entire idea, including an exciting wager: "I’m so confident we’ll never see this space movie as described that I vow, if it gets made (but it won’t), to publicly declare it my favorite film of all time, and advocate for recognition from every award committee."

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