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Cruise Accepts New Mission: Impossible
But who will direct?

07 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

There’s a small part of us that hopes Tom Cruise receives his offers to work on the next Mission: Impossible film via unlikely communication devices that then self-destruct. So we like to imagine there’s a smoking, ruined Speak-And-Spell sitting on his balcony table, having delivered details of I:M-5, or whatever it ends up being called.

Cruise is indeed back for a fifth run/jump/shoot/clamber-around as agent Ethan Hunt, with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions once more joining forces to fund the film.

As of right now, the film is still deep in development, and while Cruise’s long-time friend and collaborator Christopher McQuarrie has been considering the job of writing and directing the new movie, no deals have been made and there’s a chance that McQuarrie will be busy elsewhere.

We’d expect a writing/directing announcement for someone to follow in due course, along with a likely release date which shouldn't be too far away. Paramount will want to get this one moving, particularly in light of Ghost Protocol’s nearly $700 million box office take.

Another big question, of course, is, What Will Tom Climb This Time? Perhaps he’ll be clinging to the side of SpaceX’s latest craft. Suggest your answers below.


What will Tom Cruise climb this time?
Everest, because it's there.
Mount Rushmore, in a Hitchcock homage.
Devil's Tower, as Ethan Hunt fights ALIENS!
The Cliffs Of Insanity, carrying a princess and a bad-tempered Sicillian.
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I have loved all of the M:I films but would much rather see him do another Reacher film. More

Posted by beardyphysics at 12:55 on 07 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Odd Numbered/Hair Length
Mission: Impossible is one of those rare franchises which I've liked every installment more than the last, but I can't help thinking that Cruise is getting a bit old to be an all-action superspy nowadays. He's still okay for most other action movies, of course, but I'd assume people in Ethan's job have pretty short careers... More

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its an odd numbered m:i but cruise should keep the hair long to get big box office. More

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