Paramount Taps 'Call of Duty' Writer to Script 'Mission: Impossible 5'
Briefly: Paramount Pictures has already slated Mission: Impossible 5 for release on December 25th, 2015, but the film is still sauntering towards production. Christopher McQuarrie is attached to direct the film with Tom Cruise still situated in the lead role as Ethan Hunt, and now the film has a new writer. Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce worked on the film previously, but now THR reports Paramount and Skydance Productions have hired Will Staples to work on a new draft. Staples is best known for writing the video games Need for Speed: Rivals and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but he has several film projects in development as well. Jessica Chastain was recently rumored for a role, but we'll see if that comes together.