McQuarrie Defrosts Ice Station Zebra

He's on to remake the 1968 thriller

Christopher McQuarrie

Though the idea of Christopher McQuarrie set loose on the Mission: Impossible franchise makes us smile, he may be a little too busy to guide Tom Cruise’s next Ethan Hunt adventure. Warners has him writing and directing a remake of Ice Station Zebra.

Originally a film of 1968 starring Rock Hudson and Ernest Borgnine, Zebra adapts an Alistair McLean novel for a ticking-clock thriller about an American Naval submarine racing against the Russians to retrieve sensitive photographs lost in the Arctic.

Though the original was a popular and stll well-regarded hit, there’s scope for McQuarrie to apply his keen mind and cinematic eye to the story. No schedule has been set for the movie yet, and there’s a chance that he could hold off making it until after agreeing to do the new Mission movie. But right now it appears he’s still considering his options (or at least, hasn’t made his decision public yet).

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