Tom Cruise will team up with Elon Musk's Space X programme to shoot a movie in space, acccording to reports. 

Deadline says that the pair are working on a project with NASA that would be the first narrative feature film not to be made on planet Earth.

The movie will be an action-adventure feature and will not be part of Cruise’s long-running Mission: Impossible franchise. 

Cruise has ventured - on screen, at least - into space before in films such as Oblivion in 2013 and Edge of Tomorrow in 2014 and we reckon that while a film actually shot in space will be a risky business, Cruise has all the right moves to make it happen.

The actor has a keen interest in space exploration and in 2002, he narrated a Canadian-American documentary about the International Space Station and fought off pesky Martian invaders in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of HG Wells’ early sci-fi novel War of The Worlds in 2005. 

Cruise is currently filming Top Gun: Maverick.