Recording a movie in space is something only a visionary could imagine, like Elon Musk. That is why, together with Tom Cruise and Universal Pictures, he seeks to take a filming set to space to film the tape off the planet.
Universal Pictures Studios, one of the big companies in Hollywood, is in negotiations to shoot the film that Tom Cruise, NASA and Elon Musk want to shoot in space.
According to a Variety magazine exclusive, later confirmed by specialized media, the studios are holding meetings with promoters to ensure shooting conditions. and the budget, which the most optimistic forecasts estimate at more than 170 million euros.
If they reach an agreement it would be the first film shot in space, specifically in the International Space Station according to the project that NASA itself confirmed in May and that it has the collaboration of Elon Musk (founder of SpaceX). This company in May managed to send the first manned rocket from a private company to the International Space Station with two astronauts on board.
“We need popular media culture that inspires a new generation of engineers and scientists to realize NASA’s ambitious plans,” wrote Jim Bridenstine, administrator of the US aerospace agency.
At the moment, and despite the information, Universal Pictures has not commented on it.
Variety also added that two live streaming platforms were interested in the ambitious idea but were scrapped because those involved prefer a movie premiere, although their idea is at such an early stage that a finished script is not yet on the table.
What is known is that in addition to starring Cruise, the film will feature filmmaker Doug Liman as director.
Liman, who has already worked with Cruise on the films ‘Al filo del Mañana’ (2014) and ‘El traficante’ (2017), will also have to write the first draft of the script and will also appear as a producer.
For his part, Cruise was going to shoot this year the seventh installment of the action saga ‘Mission Impossible’.
But this film was one of the first Hollywood productions that had to stop filming when in February it was alerted to the expansion of the coronavirus in Italy and the team was starting the recording in Venice.