Tom Cruise Will Actually Go to Outer Space For New Action Movie

Cruise is known for his all-action approach to acting

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After teaming up with Elon Musk's SpaceX for a space-set adventure film, Tom Cruise has formed a partnership with NASA to shoot a film aboard the International Space Station, with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine taking to Twitter to reveal the news.

SpaceX will surely be featured in said future movie that's now only described as a ' narrative feature film ' and ' an action adventure to be shot in outer space, ' according to Deadline. "But this is real, albeit in the early stages of liftoff".

Rotating crews of astronauts have lived aboard the ISS continuously since 2000, and a few high-paying tourists have stopped by the station over the years.

Astronauts have not launched into orbit from the United States since NASA's space shuttle program was retired in 2011.

Details are scarce right now, but it seems scenes of the movie will actually be shot in space, aboard an actual SpaceX craft.

SpaceX is slated to launch astronauts to space from U.S. soil for the first time in almost a decade later this month aboard the Crew Dragon, which will dock with the ISS.

SpaceX was one of three companies awarded nearly one billion dollars in contracts to build lunar landers, as part of efforts by the United States to return human beings to the moon.

There were no mishaps in other recent Mission Impossible installments, when he did stunts while hanging the 123rd floor of the Burj Kalifa skyscraper in Dubai and while clinging to the exterior door of a cargo plane during take-off.

The project is still very much in the planning stages right now cause no doubt Tom is training to become an astronaut and Elon is developing some sort of super space robot.

The project is not thought to be one of Cruise's Mission: Impossible films which sees him performing his own stunts which are not often without injury. The disease later led to a worldwide shutdown of Hollywood movie and TV production and the closure of movie theatres.