Doug Liman will meet Tom Cruise for an ambitious action star project, announced earlier this month. The director of "The Bourne Identity" (2002) and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (2005) will direct the feature that Cruise will shoot on the International Space Station.
Liman and Cruise collaborated on "No Limit of Tomorrow" (2014) and "Made in America" (2017). According to Deadline, the filmmaker also wrote the first version of the script, and will produce the venture alongside Cruise and Elon Musk.
NASA is on board
The plot of the film has not yet been revealed, and a release date has not been announced. If the project comes to fruition, he will be a pioneer in Hollywood – the first to actually travel to space to shoot scenes from there.
Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, confirmed the space agency's involvement in the project via Twitter: "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