Tom Cruise announced that he shall be the first actor to travel to International Space Station (ISS) to film a movie before Russia does it!
Earlier this year, Tom Cruise had announced that the superstar will be filming for Doug Liman’s $200 million space movie that will become Hollywood’s first narrative feature to film scenes in space. In May the news went viral that Tom Cruise would be partnering with NASA and Elon Musk’s aerospace.
The Mission Impossible star seems to have received the biggest challenge as reportedly Russia’s biggest TV channel has launched a competition to find a woman to star in what it hopes will be the first feature film shot in space, teaming up with Russian space agency Roscosmos, provisionally titled “Vyzov” meaning “Challenge” tentatively in October 2021.
As reported on 1tv.ru (First Channel) in November 2020, The main role in the film, which will be filmed on the ISS, will be played by a woman. The space drama tentatively titled “Challenge” is a joint project of Roscosmos, Channel One and the studio Yellow, Black and White. Filming would take place at the International Space Station (iSS) in the fall of 2021.
The main role in the first feature film to be filmed in space will be played by a woman. The decision was made by the producers of the picture in the interests of the plot. Previously, the creators of the project planned to hold a competition among both men and women, having two scenarios, but in the process of further work and discussion, they came to the conclusion that the female image is definitely more advantageous for the picture.
In the near future, Channel One will announce the start of the All-Russian open competition, following which the leading performer and her understudy will be selected. Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin, the Director General of Roscosmos announced that the key to his happiness was in the ‘at the start’ position. Roscosmos, fulfilling its professional duties and implementing new space programs, considered that it could train two cosmonauts-researchers, one of whom would go into space to shoot a feature film with the working title ‘Challenge’.
Among the professionals they are looking for women, whose acting skills allow them to compete with professional actresses. There is an opportunity to fulfil the most romantic dream and go to the stars. At the same time, becoming a big international star.
Be it landing on the moon there has always been competition between US and Russia so much so that it has reached the entertainment industry. One will have to wait and watch who shall be the first to travel to space for a movie “Mission Impossible” or “Challenge” stay tuned.