Tom Cruise planning to shoot his next film in space

Tom Cruise played a drone repairman who turned into an action hero in the 2013 sci-fi movie “Oblivion.”

Cruise, 57, will launch into space where he will film and stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS) during production, a NASA spokesperson told CNN Business.

Tom Cruise is set to team up with Nasa to shoot a movie in space. "We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA's ambitious plans a reality".

The project will serve as the first-ever movie shot in space, but with such a monumental undertaking, it didn't take all that much to get the film green-lit.

It's unclear how Cruise will pull off this feat, however, even at 57, he's insisted on doing his personal stunts, together with a freefall at 200 miles per hour in 2018's "Mission: Inconceivable - Fallout".

Up next for the 3x Academy Award-nominee and 3x Golden Globe-winning megastar is the long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick, which was recently pushed to December 23, 2020, and he's expected to resume filming the highly anticipated Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 sometime this summer, depending on the status of the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, it's not the first time for Must to join the entertainment world.

Tom Cruise has a penchant for action movies and it's looking like he may be signing up for an even bigger adventure. On May 27, SpaceX's spacecraft, Crew Dragon, is expected to complete its first astronaut mission to the station in nearly a decade.

Deadline Hollywood said there were few other details known about Cruise's movie project but reported it was not part of his box office hit franchise "Mission: Impossible".

With Russia now being the only country to fly humans to and from outer space under a government program, private American aerospace manufacturers SpaceX and Boeing have been working for years to acquire the ability.