He could soon be going one further, leaving Earth altogether to board the International Space Station to film what would be the first narrative feature in space.
The project will serve as the first-ever movie shot in space, but with such a monumental undertaking, it didn't take all that much to get the film green-lit.
While details are scarce, Deadline suggests that Cruise and Musk are now working on a project that will be an action-adventure narrative film shot in outer space.
It's unclear at this point if the film aboard the International Space Station is connected to the project Cruise is working on with SpaceX, but given Musk replied to Bridenstine's tweet by saying "Should be a lot of fun!", all signs point to the two science organizations working together on the movie.
The proposed action adventure is in its early stages, Deadline reported on Monday.
Astronauts have not launched into orbit from the United States since NASA's space shuttle program was retired in 2011.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon astronaut capsule, lifts off on an in-flight abort test, a key milestone before flying humans in 2020 under NASA's commercial crew program, from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on January 19, 2020. This isn't even his first sci-fi space movie, Oblivion is. However, McQuarrie, who worked with Cruise on the Mission: Impossible films, will be the project's story advisor and a producer alongside Cruise, Liman, and van Sandwijk.