Official: Director Christopher McQuarrie Accepts 'Mission: Impossible 5'
After being reported as the top choice last fall to direct Mission: Impossible 5 for Paramount Pictures, Valkyrie and Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie will reateam with star Tom Cruise to continue the spy action franchise. The writer and director took to Twitter to announce the news by simply writing, "Mission: Accepted." This past June, his involvement seemed questionable since he just signed on to write, direct and produce a film adaptation of the UK miniseries Unforgiven, a project that he was once on board to write the film in 2010 and is clearly passionate about. But now everything has fallen into place.
The previous plan was to start shooting Mission: Impossible 5 this fall, maybe for a winter release like Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol in 2011, but we're not sure what Paramount plans to do. J.J. Abrams is producing once again through his Bad Robot banner along with David Ellison's Skydance Productions, who co-financed and executive produced the aforementioned sequel directed by Brad Bird. This time the script comes from Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce, so hopefully he can bring some of the style and originality he brought to the Marvel franchise into the world of the Impossible Mission Force. Sound good?