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Tom Cruise Signs Deal To Star In ‘Mission: Impossible 5′; Will Chris McQuarrie Direct?

EXCLUSIVE: Ethan Hunt has accepted another mission. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have set Tom Cruise in a deal to star in and produce a fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Both Paramount and Skydance have confirmed this, but they are not saying who’s writing and directing, or when they are targeting release. I’ve heard all along that the director will be Christopher McQuarrie, Cruise’s frequent collaborator who most recently wrote and directed Jack Reacher, the adaptation of the Lee Child novels that starred Cruise. The writer/director will be finalized shortly, and that person will develop the next installment with Cruise and JJ Abrams‘ Bad Robot. Abrams directed the third film in the series and he and Cruise reignited the franchise by hatching the Brad Bird-directed Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol, a film that added Jeremy Renner to the mix and saw Cruise sky-walking across the exterior glass 124 floors up on a skyscraper in Dubai. That film had a $145 million budget and a worldwide gross of nearly $700 million, the most a Cruise film has ever done.

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Sandmano1309d ago

Mission impossible 5 was pretty good.

Sandmano1309d ago

Yeah, lol. Was better than 3 thats for sure.

alycakes1308d ago

I'm glad...I really enjoyed the last one a lot. I hope he keeps most of the same cast.

ironfist921308d ago

Jack Reacher was surprisingly good, so I have high hopes for MI5

aDDicteD1306d ago

its about time they start another mission, the entirety of the franchise is good except MI2, i hope they make this as good as part 4.