Recently, a tweet by Space Shuttle Almanac’s official Twitter account confirmed the project had been greenlighted by all involved parties in which a movie will be shoot in the space starring Tom Cruise.
So its confirmed that @CommanderMLA is flying the @Axiom_Space @SpaceX #CrewDragon tourist mission with Director @DougLiman & Tom Cruise. One seat still to be filled. They are to launch in October, 2021. pic.twitter.com/dn6SLvCOGz
— Space Shuttle Almanac (@ShuttleAlmanac) September 19, 2020
The tweet comes with an image documenting the International Space Station’s manifest for the next three years, confirmed that Commander Michael Lopez-Algeria would be piloting the Crew Dragon tourist mission in October 2021.
It said that full-service human spaceflight mission provider Axiom Space and SpaceX are working together in order to ensure the mission goes smoothly, with both Cruise and director Doug liman expected to be on board when the mission launches.
Reported that there is one more seat on the tourist flight need to be filled. it’s still unclear who will be taking that the empty seat.
Tom Cruise was in talks with NASA and Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX to have the next movie be filmed in the space.
NASA administrator, Jim Bridestine confirmed NASA’s involvement through his Twitter account wrote: “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/CaPwfXtfUv
— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) May 5, 2020
Director of the Mission: Impossible films, Christopher McQuarrie, act as story advice and producer for the film, joining Cruise, Liman, and PJ van Sandwijk as producers. Although all other details remain secret from the public, the budget for the film is estimated to be around $200 million.