Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman, who previously worked together on Edge of Tomorrow and American Made, are reuniting for an outer space adventure – literally.
As we reported on back in May, Cruise is set to star in an action adventure film that will be shot in outer space. The project has Elon Musk’s Space X program and NASA involved – the latter of which has confirmed that at least part of the production will be taking place on the International Space Station. And now we know who it is that will be directing the picture – the first narrative feature of its kind.
As reported by Deadline, Liman is involved with the project quite thoroughly; he and Cruise – buddies that bonded over their mutual love of piloting and adventure – actually came up with the plan together. Liman has penned the first draft of the script and will be producing the film alongside Cruise.
As of now, there’s still no studio on board, although you can imagine the big ones are keeping a big eye on it as the pieces start coming together. If Cruise isn’t already bringing a studio into the fold, expect a bidding war to unfold.
There are a few things for Cruise and Liman to take care of before they shoot off. Cruise is still in the middle of Mission: Impossible 7, currently in a holding pattern after filming in Europe was halted due to the pandemic. He’ll also be on a marketing trail for Top Gun: Maverick, which had its release date pushed to December.
Liman is currently in post-production on Chaos Walking, a long-in-the-works sci-fi film starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. On a side note: the director, whose credits also include Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity, Go and Swingers, in April tweeted fellow filmmaker Guillermo del Toro that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and spent over two weeks recovering.
haven’t seen you since you helped me with my aliens on live die repeat, or edge of tomorrow (should have had you help with title) watching innocence files on Netflix. Spent 16 days quarantined with the virus. All better now. Supermarket has never been more exciting outing. https://t.co/cxkfzFU79s
— Doug Liman (@DougLiman) April 20, 2020