Elon Musk and Tom Cruise are said to be taking filming to another level, as hints to a movie in space emerge.
Elon Musk has graced the headlines several times in the past few weeks, and this time he’s said to be teaming up with one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, Tom Cruise.
Deadline reported that the Mission Impossible star and Musk are in the ‘early stages’ of planning a new film that is said to be shot in space. It is also reported that Musk has enlisted the help of NASA to pull off this ambitious movie.
Tom Cruise is no stranger to pushing himself to the limits, and famously performs his own stunts in the Mission Impossible films. He notable snapped his ankle filming scenes during Mission Impossible: Impossible Fallout, where he jumped from rooftops. He is also filming another in the franchise.
In the early hours of this morning, Musk had more news to share with the world. His partner Claire Boucher gave birth to their son, and he tweeted, “Mom and baby all good,” after tweeting “a few hours away” last night about the birth.
When asked by a fan to share a picture of the baby, Elon was more than happy to oblige. However, this image sparked more than a few coos from fans when he posted the picture of the tot swaddled in a blanket with fake tattoos on his face.
One replied: “Congrats,” as Musk replied: “Thanks 🙂 Never too young for some ink, haha.”
While another joked: “interesting birthmarks.”
A third said: “You realise you’re going to have to explain this tweet to him when he is older?”
When asked about the name of his son, he just wrote “X Æ A-12 Musk.” So, we’ll have to wait and see on that one!
Tweet wipes $14 billion from Tesla’s value
This news is somewhat better than that of a few days ago, where Musk tweeted, “Tesla stock price too high IMO.”
Tesla stock price is too high imo— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
He also proclaimed that he would be selling his possessions, including his property. His current home is also the former property of Gene Wilder, and he tweeted that “One stipulation on sale, I own Gene Wilder’s old house. It cannot be torn down or lose any of its soul.”
A series of tweets emerged that day, and subsequently, this wiped $14 billion off the carmaker’s value as investors u-turned on the company.
The Wall Street Journal has also reported that the tweets were not a publicity stunt either.
“We view these Musk comments as tongue in cheek, and it’s Elon being Elon. It’s certainly a headache for investors for him to venture into this area as his tweeting remains a hot button issue, and [Wall] Street clearly is frustrated,” Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives told Reuters news agency.
In 2018, Musk’s tweets also rocked the boat with shareholders as he tweeted that he potentially had funding to take the company off the stock exchange.