Universal Pictures Is Trying To Land Tom Cruise’s Rumored Space Movie (THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE SHOT IN SPACE!)

Do you all remember hearing about the crazy report back in May? You know, the report claiming Tom Cruise and filmmaker Doug Liman were hoping to make a movie in space?

Well, it looks like they’re moving forward with the insane idea, and they reportedly have the full cooperation of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA, who will house the production on the International Space Station.

A new report claims Universal Pictures is deep in negotiations to land the project.

This kind of innovation does not come cheap. Sources said the production budget has been set at $200 million in the most optimistic projections. Cruise could earn somewhere between $30 million and $60 million, according to insiders. This would cover his services as a producer and star, and also be comprised of significant first-dollar gross participation over a windfall up front.

And while a $200 million budget is a lot, you have to think about how much buzz this movie would create. People would run to the theater to see this movie. It would be history. The first narrative feature shot in space.

So Universal is probably thinking, “$200 million to make history? Sure, why not.”

By the way, Cruise is 58-years-old. By the time this project starts filming, he could be pushing 60. The dude has to be some sort of robot.

Say Whaaat? Tom Cruise And Elon Musk Are Trying To Film First Narrative Feature Movie In Space

Tom Cruise is a badass action star. There is no denying that. You can dislike him as a person, but you can’t deny his box office appeal. The dude brings in the money, and for good reason, he’s a great actor.

And he’s not afraid to push the limits, which is why it’s not surprising to hear that he wants to film a movie in space.

We’re hearing that Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s Space X are working on a project with NASA that would be the first narrative feature film – an action adventure – to be shot in outer space.

It sounds ridiculous, but sources insist it’s true. No studio is involved with this project currently, but with Cruise attached, it shouldn’t take long.

No word on what exactly the story would be, but it would NOT be part of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Obviously this is still in the early stages, but if Cruise and Musk can pull this off, it would be pretty incredible.

We’ll keep you posted.