Tom Cruise: Mega budget and mega salary for his action film in space
Tom Cruise plans to shoot an action film in space with director Doug Liman, entrepreneur Elon Musk and his company SpaceX and NASA. Now a Hollywood studio is likely to join the project and open the wallet.
As the industry magazine Variety reports, Universal is to produce the upcoming space action film with Tom Cruise and bring it to the cinemas. Universal costs quite a bit, because the budget is at least $ 200 million.
the budget is at least $ 200 million.
This sub-sum is the result of the most optimistic calculation, so it can go significantly higher. In any case, it will be a fat payday for the superstar who lets himself be shot into space to shoot the film there: As a producer and star, Cruise is said to earn between 30 and 60 million dollars. The exact amount also depends on how successful the film will ultimately be in the cinemas due to a share of the revenue.
As a producer and star, Cruise is said to earn between $ 30 million and $ 60 million.
Not a script, but a plan
The exact budget will then also depend on the script, because although the project has been making waves for a while, according to information from Variety, this is still missing. So far, only the plan is in place: Shoot Cruise and a small film crew into space, shoot there, bring the material back, off to post-production and then to the cinema.
The schedule is also uncertain. Even if Tom Cruise is one of the fittest Hollywood stars, employs a whole team for nutrition, training, etc., leaves nothing to chance in order to be always in top shape and so doing stunts (especially in the “Mission: Impossible “Series) over and over again, an excursion into space is even new territory for him.
An extensive preparation program for Tom Cruise but also for the other all-companions is almost certainly necessary. It remains to be seen how long this will take, which certainly also depends on who has to accompany Cruise into space (e.g. while someone has to go with the camera, director Doug Liman may be able to stage a video from Earth) .
No chance for streamers: this will be a cinema event
Incidentally, Universal has probably prevailed against other Hollywood studios that also wanted the project. On the other hand, there was no competition from streamers – and not because Netflix and Co. 9MOVIES feel like it.
According to Variety, at least two streaming services were not even invited to participate in the bidding process because the driving forces behind the project absolutely want to implement it as a large, traditional cinema event with one of the classic studios.
the driving forces behind the project want to implement this as a large, traditional cinema event with one of the classic studios.