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Christopher McQuarrie joins Tom Cruise’s ‘first movie to be filmed in space’ project…

July 31st, 2020 by Marc Comments


We’ve known for a while that Tom Cruise was set to film the first movie is space with the help of Elon Musk, no, really (here) and now we have some more exciting talent added to the names.

Look, be honest, if someone asked you, ‘what actor do you think will be crazy enough to actually make a movie in outer space?’ you’d say Tom Cruise… wouldn’t you?

Anyway, the movie is set to be written and directed by The Bourne Identity’s Doug Liman and now Mission:Impossible Christopher McQuarrie has joined as producer.

However, the Mission: Impossible – Fallout writer/director will also act as story advisor and may do some writing on the project too. So that’s re-assuring.

Liman of course directed Cruise on the superb Edge of Tomorrow, so the duo have experience in going big together and Cruise, obviously, is the star of the Mission: Impossible franchise, so it’s one big happy family.

The movie’s story will likely take place and be mostly shot in space and it’s estimated to be a $200m price tag to do it – that’s with NASA and Space X’s help.

Are you excited to see what they do with this? Or just curious? Or neither? Let me know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….