Universal Will Spend $200 Million To Shoot Tom Cruise Into Space

Tom Cruise is going to head to space for an upcoming film–the first time a Hollywood movie has ever been shot outside of planet Earth–and he’s now secured some serious money to do so. Deadline is reporting that Cruise, along with director Doug Liman and producers Christopher McQuarrie and PJ van Sandwijk, have secured a major production commitment from Universal.

The film, which currently has no script, will be funded for $200 million, the report says. Elon Musk and his company, SpaceX, will partner on the project too, and help get Cruise outside of the Earth’s atmosphere.

It’s possible that the project will ultimately go on to cost more money, since a production like this has never been done before. Cruise previously worked with Liman on Edge of Tomorrow and American Made. McQuarrie directed Cruise in the last two Mission: Impossible movies.

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Author: James O’Connor