​Mission Impossible 5 Is ‘Sure Thing’ With Tom Cruise

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May 9, 2013
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The Mission Impossible franchise has grossed more than $2 billion at the global box office, and now Part 5 is a sure thing after Tom Cruise signed up for another movie in the series.

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Cruise would produce along with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, which produced the last two films. 

Paramount and Skydance have not set a writer, director or start date yet.

However, Christopher McQuarrie — who directed last year’s Cruise-starring action adventure “Jack Reacher” and wrote Cruise’s 2008 Nazi thriller “Valkyrie” — is reportedly the leading contender to direct the new sequel.

The last installment, “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” was helmed by Brad Bird with Jeremy Renner and Paul Patton joining Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt, in the film. No plot details have been revealed.

The CAA-repped Cruise was most recently seen in Universal’s sci-fi pic “Oblivion,” which has grossed more than $220 million world wide.

McQuarrie would follow in an illustrious line of “Mission: Impossible” directors: Brian DePalma (responsible for 1996′s movie adaptation of the ‘60s TV series), John Woo (“M:I 2″), Abrams (M:I 3″) and animation ace Brad Bird (“Ghost Protocol”).

One message designed not to self-destruct in five seconds: The “Mission: Impossible” franchise has earned over $2 billion globally, to rank among Hollywood’s most successful movie series.