NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, confirmed the talks were involving the US space agency with a tweet he posted on May 6th, pointing out that popular media would be useful to inspire the next generation of NASA engineers and scientists.
A Tom Cruise space movie will undoubtedly have us glued to the screens for as long as it so dictates, but in the meantime, this all hinges on said space movie actually coming into fruition.
According to Deadline, this project is not another Mission: Impossible instalment, nor does it have a studio attached.
Details about the upcoming movie are unknown, but fans can expect to see Cruise break new ground in the film industry by being the first actor to shoot a film in outer space.
Meanwhile, Cruise is set to star in a couple of back-to-back Mission: Impossible movies. The film follows a "group of renegade space workers [who] venture to the moon to steal an energy source".
However, a film produced outside of Earth's atmosphere could be the most impressive piece of cinematography to date, and who other than Elon Musk to help make it a reality.
Based on the company's announcement in February, it is believed that SpaceX will be responsible for transporting Cruise to the ISS.
The movie won't be another Mission Impossible outing but will be an action-adventure.
Now being 57 years old, Tom Cruise also works as a producer after he had his successful acting career. He broke an ankle while doing this for Mision Impossible.