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Christopher McQuarrie On For Mission: Impossible 5
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06 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Christopher McQuarrie

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We’ve had false readings of clues and a little jumping of the gun, but Christopher McQuarrie has now taken to Twitter to confirm he’s directing the next instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

McQuarrie has been the presumed choice to call the shots on Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise)’s next adventure for a while now, though there has been no official announcement beyond the tweet. Presumably, this points to negotiations stretching out before a deal could be made.

Iron Man 3’s Drew Pearce is aboard to write the script, and we expect him to be working closely with McQuarrie, who directed Cruise in Jack Reacher and has been the actor’s go-to script doctor for years.

Nothing has been released about the potential plot or other casting, but we wouldn’t be surprised if M:I veterans Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg pop up alongside possible returning agent William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) from Ghost Protocol - even if he never quite seemed to fit in as the potential New Hunt everyone was discussing before the movie arrived.

So now the question remains, who will re-mix the classic theme this time, and what huge building or natural structure will Cruise clamber around? All right, so there are more important issues, but at least we know it’s all finally happening. Tell us what you think of the director choice in the comments or on Twitter.


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Your Comments

RE: I concur, good choice
Great choice. Hopefully he will co-write with Pearce much as Shane Black did with n 3 More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 15:29 on 06 August 2013 | Report This Post

I concur, good choice
Id rather he was writing it too (felt Iron Man 3's script was overindulgent) but Jack Reacher was one of this years surprise films for me, gritty, well paced, gripping, etc. He will make a good movie I am sure. More

Posted by spideed2 at 13:34 on 06 August 2013 | Report This Post

M.I.5
Yes to more of Ving Rhames character and I would say No to Jeremy Renner (over hyped) he's no leading man and hasn't exactly set the screen alight in anything he was in recently. A decent 'big star' bad guy would be good with maybe story links to earlier movies. Paula Patton can come back in that dress as well. More

Posted by NELLY77 at 12:16 on 06 August 2013 | Report This Post

Good choice...
....I just hope they ditch some of the more stupid elements this time round (I know, I know, it's all a bit silly really). What I mean by that is this: why go to all the trouble of doing stunning physical stunts like climbing about on one of the world's tallest buildings, only to come up with a dumb levitating magnet prop that was just a really crap man-on-wires device. It was like the invisible James Bond car all over again. Don't do it again. Cruise'll risk doing anything for a film. Let him! More

Posted by Porter at 12:10 on 06 August 2013 | Report This Post

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