A new film studio is under construction – in space

Preparing for your first Avatar movie, James Cameron would insist he had to wait for technology to catch up with his vision. Well, Jim, we think so.

According to Variety, people behind Tom Cruise’s new space movie, Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE), plan to launch a movie studio in space by December 2024. And as you can see from this official artist impression, it will be very 2001: A Space Odyssey Indeed.

SEE-1, as it is called, will also have an onboard sports and entertainment arena, allowing the facility to host sporting and musical events as well as film and television productions. (At least, until an alien facehugger is smuggled on board by Weyland-Yutani’s reality TV branch and everything goes wrong.)

The onboard facilities provide headroom for “the development, production, recording, broadcast and live streaming of content,” according to SEE — all in a low-orbit, microgravity environment.

“SEE-1 is an incredible opportunity for humanity to move into a different realm and start an exciting new chapter in space,” Dmitry and Elena Lesnevsky say in a treatment for a new Roland Emmerich disaster film declaration. “It will provide a single, accessible home for limitless entertainment possibilities in a place with innovative infrastructure that will unleash a new world of creativity.”

The space studio is built by Axiom Space. The privately funded space infrastructure developer has been commissioned by NASA to build a commercial component for the International Space Station in 2020.

“From Jules Verne to star trek, science fiction entertainment has inspired millions around the world to dream of what the future might bring,” said Richard Johnston, CEO of SEE. “Creating a next-generation entertainment venue in space inspires opens countless doors to create incredible new content and make those dreams come true.”

Ridley Scott will be up there in a heartbeat.

No matter the space, this is how Tom Cruise managed to land a helicopter in Leicester Square.

Of the 100 greatest sci-fi movies, how many have you seen?

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