Doug Liman has been signed up to direct Tom Cruise’s latest movie — which is set to be filmed in outer space.
The project already has a lot of big names attached to it, with Elon Musk, SpaceX, and officials at NASA all on board to help put the film together.
A report from Deadline confirms that Liman will be heading to outer space with Cruise. The idea suggests that most of the filming should take place off-Earth.
Tom Cruise and Doug Liman team up again
This won’t be the first time that Liman and Cruise have worked together on a project. Liman served as the director for American Made and Edge of Tomorrow — two films that also starred the actor.
Liman has already written the first draft of the screenplay for the new outer-space movie, which is being made independently, and he and Cruise will also be serving as producers on the project.
No film like this will have ever been made before and there are a lot of secretive aspects about it still. More information will likely be released over the coming days and weeks, though.
On Wednesday (May 27), Elon Musk’s two-man SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be launched, putting America back into space for the first time in almost a decade.
Team is performing additional pre-flight checkouts of Falcon 9, Crew Dragon, and the ground support system ahead of tomorrow’s Demo-2 mission. Weather forecast for launch is 60% favorable. pic.twitter.com/RgzkPfS8LW
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 26, 2020
Tom Cruise working on Mission: Impossible 7
Cruise had recently been working on the seventh Mission: Impossible movie — but filming had to be halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He and director Christopher McQuarrie will need to get back to work on that film as soon as possible, as it needs to be finished before Cruise can get started on the Musk project.
With all of the positive buzz surrounding both films, it shows that Cruise has still got it in Hollywood.
As for the delay on MI7, it caused Nicholas Hoult to move on to other projects. He will no longer be attached to the movie, which forced the casting director to bring on a new villain.
The name now attached to stand opposite of Tom Cruise is Esai Morales. Recently, Morales has been seen a lot on television, playing parts on NCIS: Los Angeles, Titans, How to Get Away with Murder, Ozark, and Chicago P.D.
Before all that, Morales played Bob Morales in La Bamba, Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue, and Beck on Jericho.