Are Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s Space X Planning to Film a Movie in Space?
Elon Musk is known around the world for being the genius who revolutionized the automotive industry. The founder and CEO of Tesla used a combination of technology and innovative design to create the first all-electric car that was able to drive over 200 miles on a single charge.
Not only is Musk dominating the automotive market, but since 2002, he has also made great accomplishments with space exploration. In addition to vehicles and space exploration, Musk is rumored to expand his already impressive resume to include film production as well.
Recently, rumors surfaced that suggested that Musk will soon be filming a movie from space. And not only will his company, Space X leave the planet to make a movie, but they will be taking Tom Cruise with them.
So, is Tom Cruise really planning on making a movie from space? Here is what we know.
Elon Musk is a science superstar
Musk is a South African-born billionaire who created several multi-million-dollar businesses. Growing up, Musk was always interested in computers. When he was just 12 years old, he created his first computer game called Blastar.
When he was 17 years old, Musk moved to Canada with his mother where he obtained his Canadian citizenship. After graduating from high school, he moved to America to attend the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a degree in economics and physics.
In 1995, Musk created his first online business called Zip2, which was basically an online city directory. A few years later, he sold that business for $307 million. He then used that money to create another company called X.com (which later became PayPal) that he ended up selling for an impressive 1$.5 billion.
In 2002, Musk launched his third company called Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, also known as Space X. According to the Space X website, Musk created this company with the hopes of enabling “humans to become a spacefaring civilization and a multi-planet species by building a self-sustaining city on Mars.”
In 2008, Space X created the first privately-owned rocket, called Falcon 1, that was able to successfully orbit the Earth. Soon, Musk was signing a contract with NASA that allowed Space X vehicles to transport supplies to the International Space Station. For the next few years, Space X continued to create different rockets for various space exploration missions.
Tom Cruise is a Hollywood superstar
Cruise started acting when he was just a teenager. He starred in his first film, entitled Endless Love in 1981 and almost instantly, became a teen heartthrob. His career really took off in 1983 when he starred in the iconic movie Risky Business, and for the next three decades, his popularity has continued to grow.
In 1996, he became known around the world as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, when he starred in the hit action film series Mission Impossible. After starring in five different Mission Impossible sequels, this arguably became one of his most iconic roles. To date, there are six movies in the series and a seventh an eighth installment are expected to come out sometime in 2021 and 2022.
Is Tom Cruise planning on filming a movie in space with Space X?
Page Six reports Cruise is planning on teaming up with Musk’s company, Space X, and NASA to film a narrative movie from space. Production is currently in the very early stages and so far, they have not signed with any studios yet.
However, if this movie does eventually go into production, it will be the first feature film that has ever been produced in space, which means that this will be a history-making career move for both Musk and Cruise.
NASA has since confirmed the rumors. A NASA official said Cruise wants to film a movie onboard the International Space Station. “NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station!” wrote NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.”