Tom Cruise Blasts into Space Mission
Tom Cruise has hit a new height. He has narrated a film shot in space that held its world premiere Wednesday in Washington, D.C., , says Reuters. "Space Station 3-D," presented in the wide-screen IMAX format, was filmed over the course of 2 1/2 years by 25 international astronauts with the aim of giving the audience the closest experience of space travel imaginable without ever leaving Earth. The film shows the complex engineering work required to build the International Space Station. "The minute I saw the amazing 3-D footage shot by the astronauts in space, I knew I had to be involved in this very special film," said Cruise, 39, as quoted by the BBC. On its Web site, the British Broadcasting Corporation also goes on to say about the film that footage from the space mission is interspersed with intimate glimpses of the daily life of the astronauts, including how they shower and shave in zero gravity. Viewers will also witness the formation of the International Space Station. Besides the movie's 3-D sequences filmed in space, says Reuters, there are two-dimensional sequences of liftoff (one from Florida's Cape Canaveral and the other from Baikonur in Kazakhstan) that produce a rumble in the chest comparable to the real thing. Meanwhile, back on the ground, Variety reports that "Panic Room" director David Fincher (whose credits also include "Fight Club," "Seven" and "Alien 3") has been tapped to helm "Mission: Impossible III," starring Cruise.
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