The world's first orbiting film studio is scheduled to be launched into space in 2024
And yet there are still no trains that go to Donegal...
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E) is launching a TV and film studio, alongside a streaming content studio and sports arena, in space, with the aim of launching in late 2024.
The world's first orbiting broadcasting module, named SEE-1, will be attaching initially to the International Space Station, before being able to separate and orbit on its own by 2028.
By comparison, the Dublin MetroLink was first proposed in 2001 and is currently scheduled to be operational by "the early 2030s".
Dmitry and Elena Lesnevsky, the co-founders of S.E.E., told The Hollywood Reporter the following:
"SEE-1 is an incredible opportunity for humanity to move into a different realm and start an exciting new chapter in space. It will provide a unique, and accessible home for boundless entertainment possibilities in a venue packed with innovative infrastructure which will unleash a new world of creativity.
"With worldwide leader Axiom Space building this cutting-edge, revolutionary facility, SEE-1 will provide not only the first, but also the supreme quality space structure enabling the expansion of the two trillion-dollar global entertainment industry into low-Earth orbit."
The space station studio is being put in place by the same company that is co-producing Tom Cruise's currently-untitled movie that is said to be "the first ever Hollywood motion picture in outer space".
That movie is being written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Mission: Impossible - Fallout) and directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), and will help Cruise to continue his streak of pushing his body to its absolute physical limits in the name of entertainment, a la...
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