Universal Studios will back Tom Cruise space-set action adventure with $200 Million

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 01, 2020, 06.08 PM(IST)

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in 'Mission: Impossible- Fallout'. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Tom Cruice will be next seen in 'Top Gun: Maverick', which has been delayed now

Tom Cruise untitled, unscripted space movie takes another big step, as now reports suggest, Universal Studios has signed off the space-set action adventure with a commitment around $200 million over a  Zoom call with Cruise and director Doug Liman, Christopher McQuarrie and PJ van Sandwijk. 

The movie will be the first movie to shoot in outer-space, and SpaceX Elon Musk will also be involved in the project. Cruise space-set movie will be shot with the help of Musk aerospace company SpaceX and NASA. 

Also read: Doug Liman set to direct Tom Cruise in film shot in outer space
 
Back in May, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the news on Twitter: ''NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station! We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.”  

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According to the sources, Tom Mission: Impossible franchise director McQuarrie will have a ground control role as story advisor alongside  Cruise, Liman, and Sandwijk.

Tom will be next seen in 'Top Gun: Maverick', which has been delayed in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Also read: When 'Mission: Impossible 2' actress was 'scared' of Tom Cruise while shooting for the film

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