Wednesday, 03 March, 2021


Tom Cruise and NASA team up to shoot a movie in space

Kristine Garrett | 20 January, 2021, 12:45

That's how he's ended up dangling from skyscrapers, piloting helicopters and jumping from planes: a firm commitment to the belief that the movie is just better when the star is the one doing his own stunts. This isn't even his first sci-fi space movie, Oblivion is.

He gave no details but the tweet followed a report in Hollywood trade outlet Deadline that Cruise was working with Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk to make what would be the first feature film to be shot in space.

After teaming up with Elon Musk's SpaceX for a space-set adventure film, Tom Cruise has formed a partnership with NASA to shoot a film aboard the International Space Station, with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine taking to Twitter to reveal the news. So, although the concept of a movie set in space sounds risky, I am sure Cruise and his team will take all the necessary precautions and make a film that will change the course of cinema.

Per Deadline, Cruise is likely to star in the project, though it will not be an installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Located 340 km above Earth, it is used for research and experiments, and for the first time, it will be part of a film. "I said, 'Tom - you and I - we'll get two seats on the Soyuz, but somebody's gotta train us as engineers.' Tom said, 'No problem, I'll train as an engineer.' We had some ideas for the story, but it was still conceptual". We're also being told this probably isn't a Mission Impossible film. Or is Tom Cruise going beyond the stratosphere and into orbit, to break the surly bonds of gravity, and punch the face of god?

Recommended

loading...
...

China's Hebei classifies two more COVID-19 high-risk areas_china China's Hebei classifies two more COVID-19 high-risk areas_china Gongzhuling city said it is "strictly forbidden" for anyone to go out except for a scheduled Covid-19 test at a designated site. Over 22 million Chinese are now under lockdown despite only a few dozen infections reported daily from each affected province.

Who is Rachel Levine? Trans Biden pick could make history Who is Rachel Levine? Trans Biden pick could make history And she is President of ASTHO, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Levine at the time said her mother was fully capable of making her own decisions.

Kyrie Irving rejoins Nets, says he 'just needed a pause' Kyrie Irving rejoins Nets, says he 'just needed a pause' He may be able to direct more attention to it by sharing more responsibilities for the off-court changes he seeks. It will be interesting to see if Irving can slide into his team's new lineup as seamlessly as Harden did.

COVID-19: What you need to know for January 19 COVID-19: What you need to know for January 19 The 28-day schedule for Moderna's vaccine will remain intact, said Williams. There are 25,609 total vaccinations completed (both doses).

Trump's Twitter ban led to a 73% drop in election misinformation Trump's Twitter ban led to a 73% drop in election misinformation Popular QAnon hashtags and phrases declined, but mentions of the conspiracy theory and its leader dubbed "Q" increased by 15 percent.

Stellantis is official, hits the ground running with eyes on China Stellantis is official, hits the ground running with eyes on China He said: "If the rules under which we operate are completely changed by a government. there is a limit for the headwinds". Tavares said the task force, consisting of Stellantis' top five executives, would work on solutions for a comeback there.

Cut in supplies of Pfizer coronavirus vaccines to hit Canada, Europe too Cut in supplies of Pfizer coronavirus vaccines to hit Canada, Europe too Ontario is reporting that 14,346 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since the last daily update. The numbers today are likely underreported due to a technical error at Toronto Public Health.

Wall St closes higher as Yellen backs more stimulus Wall St closes higher as Yellen backs more stimulus Biden does not want to repeal the entire 2017 tax law, which also included across-the-board tax rate cuts for individuals. Yellen told the Senate Finance Committee that the government must " act big " with its next coronavirus relief package.

The origins of Covid-19 The origins of Covid-19 The World Health Organisation (WHO) just last week landed a research team in China , almost a year after the deadly virus began sweeping the world.

Bills’ Sean McDermott on preparation for Chiefs with Patrick Mahomes’ status unclear Bills’ Sean McDermott on preparation for Chiefs with Patrick Mahomes’ status unclear Next weekend, Buffalo, which has come this far into the 1993 season, heads to defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City. Klein still trying to figure things out at outside backer.

'Batwoman' Team on Kate Kane's Destiny, Kryptonite Threat in Season 2 'Batwoman' Team on Kate Kane's Destiny, Kryptonite Threat in Season 2 Leslie took over the Batwoman role from actress Ruby Rose , who appeared in season one but unexpectedly exited in May 2020. And now Jevicia announces that she is going to play the role of Batwoman in the CW superhero series in Batwoman season 2.

Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots Police blocked the marchers as they reached the interior ministry. The police released large amounts of tear gas. Most of those arrested were aged 15-25.

Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal It remains to be seen if Lee will appeal the ruling since the Supreme Court will likely uphold the latest high court decision. He denied wrongdoing, the sentence was reduced and suspended on appeal, and he was released after serving a year .

Oil stabilizes as Chinese data offsets coronavirus fears Oil stabilizes as Chinese data offsets coronavirus fears Investors are watching out for U.S. oil inventory data from the industry association API, due on Wednesday, the same day U.S. USA drillers have indicated they will continue to control their spending, ANZ Research said in a note.

Mets GM fired after sending explicit, unwanted texts to reporter Mets GM fired after sending explicit, unwanted texts to reporter Porter reportedly send 60-plus text messages to the journalist (then covering the Cubs) followed by two sexually explicit images. The New York Mets have firedthe team's new general manager Jared Porter over alleged sexual harassment of a female reporter.