“People ask me about Tom Cruise all the time now,” Jamesinterview. “The answer is yes, we would love for Tom Cruise to fly to the International Space Station and make a movie. I’m all for that. We’re going to do what we can to make that happen.”
He added that when he was younger, Tom and his movie, Top Gun, was what inspired him to fist become a navy pilot and that led him to his current position at the space agency.
“There was a day when I was in elementary school and I saw Top Gun. From that day, I knew I was going to be a Navy pilot. It’s just the way it was. The goal here [is similar,] and it’s what we’re doing today [with the rocket launch].”
“If we can get Tom Cruise to inspire an elementary kid to join the Navy and be a pilot, why can’t we get Tom Cruise to inspire the next Elon Musk? That’s what we need,” he added. “We need a new generation of many Elon Musks. That’s what we’re doing with our launch [and the film]. It’s all about the next generation.”
Doug Liman is currently attached to direct the movie.
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