Mission impossible? Tom Cruise plans to walk in space for next movie

Mission impossible? Tom Cruise plans to walk in space for next movie

The 60-year-old actor is hoping to become the first civilian to do a spacewalk outside of a space station.  

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Tom Cruise in 'Top Gun: Maverick'/ YouTube (Paramount Pictures)

Tom Cruise is a man on a mission. The 'Mission: Impossible' star hasn't given up on his dream of filming a movie in space. 

The actor could become “the first civilian to do a spacewalk outside of the space station" in the not-too-distant future.  News of his desire to fly into space first made headlines in 2020. 

Universal Pictures executive, Donna Langley,  has teased that Tom's dream could become a reality. 

Speaking to  BBC News, Donna revealed that Tom pitched a movie that involves him taking a rocket into space to film an action scene outside the International Space Station. She says the film's plot "actually takes place on earth, and then the character needs to go up to space to save the day".

The untitled project will likely be helmed by 'Edge of Tomorrow' director, Doug Liman, who helped Tom pitch the project over a Zoom call.

"During the pandemic, he asked for a Zoom call with us and got onto the call and said, 'Guys, I've got this great project, and here it is,' " Donna said. 

Tom and Doug are reportedly working with NASA and SpaceX boss, Elon Musk, on the untitled project. According to Variety, the film has a $200 million (R3,6 billion) budget. 

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It's no surprise that Tom has pitched an alien movie that involves daring stunts. The actor seems to have a thirst for action-packed movie scenes. At the age of 60, he still performs most of the stunts himself.

The actor shot scenes for his next 'Mission: Impossible' movie in South Africa earlier this year and was pictured flying a helicopter in KwaZulu-Natal.

Tom was also in the cockpit for his latest blockbuster, 'Top Gun: Maverick'. The film, which was released in May, earned a whopping $1 billion at the box office. 

It quickly became the fifth-highest-grossing film in North American history and the 11th-highest-grossing film in the world. 

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Main image credit: YouTube/Paramount Pictures (Top Gun: Maverick Trailer)

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