‘Jack Reacher’s’ Chris McQuarrie to Direct Next ‘Mission: Impossible’

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Tom Cruise already attached

After months of speculation, “Jack Reacher” helmer Chris McQuarrie has officially committed to the next installment of Paramount and Skydance’s “Mission: Impossible” franchise.

McQuarrie made the announcement on Twitter with the simple message “Mission accepted.”

Tom Cruise recently committed to reprise his starring role as Ethan Hunt in the film. He will also produce, along with  J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, which produced the last two films.

McQuarrie is repped by CAA.

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  1. Well we’re hoping that the next film, thankfully still involving JJ Abrams, carries on the team ethic of parts 3 & 4 (easily the best in the series, especially if you had any love for the TV show. Rather than just being Ethan Hunt: Super-spy, who has a few friends wander in and out for half an hour, we get actually team films, where the Team is important, there for the majority/whole of the film and we get a mission Impossible film in content, not just name & music.

  2. harry georgatos says:

    I hope mission 5 doesn’t repeat the same stunts and plot details of the previous 4 mission films. They have been done to death. The franchise needs to go in original directions. Even though GHOST PROTOCOL is the most satisfying of all the mission films I hope number 5 goes back to the espionage feel of Brian DePalma’s original! Hopefully there’s a strong subversive feel to the film that las 3 didn’t have. Fingers are crossed?

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