It will be shot in space.
Although in filmic terms two years isn't long, Tom Cruise is 57 years old, and despite staying healthy, getting ready to go into space will be a challenging task. The film industry website Deadline reports that the Top Gun and Mission Impossible star is in preliminary talks with both NASA and with Elon Musk's Space X to film a feature-length action-adventure in orbit.
The title is reportedly in the very early stages, with no studio involved and no release window.
Additionally, it's been reaffirmed that the new film will not be one of the two upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels, which are both now on an indefinite production hiatus due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Cruise's latest project, Mission: Impossible 7 and 8, is now on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tom Cruise is well-known for performing all his own stunts in action movies, but his next action flick looks likely to add a new form of danger as it's going to be filmed in space.
Nothing is solid yet and this actually isn't even the first time Cruise has considered shooting a movie in space.
There were no mishaps in other recent Mission Impossible installments, when he did stunts while hanging the 123rd floor of the Burj Kalifa skyscraper in Dubai and while clinging to the exterior door of a cargo plane during take-off.
Looking back at all the insane things Tom Cruise and Elon Musk have done, this will not come as a surprise, although I'm not sure how Tom's going to do his legendary run in zero gravity.
Translation: Tom onboard the ISS is the best PR we'll ever get! Musk's involvement will be interesting to watch but first, he'll have to wrap his head around being a new dad along with his partner Grimes.