Tom Cruise has made himself one of the biggest action heroes of recent years, partly because of his commitment to performing his own stunts. Now, he is taking it to the next level with his planned shot-in-space movie.
Cruise plans to collaborate with NASA and Elon Musk’s Space X to shoot a movie in space were reported earlier this year. Up until now, however, there was no studio attached to the project as a distributor. Now, Variety reports, Universal Pictures is negotiating to play that role.
This project is a risk for the studio as its budget is expecting to pass the 200 million dollar mark. Cruise himself is due to earn 30-60 million dollars as the star and the producer. He will also get a percentage of the movie’s gross. It is unknown which other studios, if any, are in the running but two major stream services are out of consideration.
The movie will also see Cruise collaborating again with director Doug Liman who signed up to helm the project. Other than that, not much is known about the project as there is no script written. It seems that Universal is banking on the buzz that the ambitious project is obviously going to pay off in the end.