‘Mission: Impossible 5’ Set for Christmas Day 2015 Release

JJ Abrams Stranger

It looks like Christmas 2015 is going to be a very busy time for J.J. Abrams.

Mission: Impossible 5,” which he’s producing along with star Tom Cruise and Skydance Productions head David Ellison, is set for a Paramount release on Christmas Day 2015 — just a week after Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII” hits theaters.

The latest sequel also comes out on the same day as Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night.”

Cruise will reprise his role as spy Ethan Hunt, though fellow agents Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg have not yet been confirmed to return to the franchise.

“Iron Man 3” scribe Drew Pearce penned the script for the upcoming action pic, and Christopher McQuarrie is set to direct.

The previous installment in the series, “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” culled nearly $700 million worldwide after its December 2011 release.

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  1. tommy trinder says:

    I think they should get rid of Tom Cruise and just have Ving Rhames, he makes the MI films, in fact no other stars should be in the film at all, just Ving Rhames, or even better every character in the film should be played by Ving Rhames.

    • LP says:

      Sorry, but even if you hate Tom Cruise, he is Mission Impossible

      • I wrote the entire story for Mission impossible 5 on my FB. Michael Robin Breslow. If Paramount can get a great scriptwritter to write my story-line idea, Mission Impossible 5 will hit revenue above $1 Billion.
        That´s precisely what I´d like to see in Mission Impossible 5, added to new stuff the scriptwritter will be inserting in the story. He has to spend half the film in Siberia, in hell, with German Shepherds barking at him and also, getting beaten by the guards and prisioners. A fantastic escape from a Russia prision camp in icy Siberia is necessary, with wolves chasing him and the Mossad guys who helped him escape in the end. I used youtube clips to achieve to demonstrate the idea of the film I wrote on my FB.

  2. Randy Russell says:

    Give Ving Rhames a bigger part or this won’t work.

    • Johnnie says:

      I could not agree more. Why even do this movie if you’re not going to give Ving Rhames a bigger part. Giving Ving Rhames a bigger part is crucial to the success of this sequel. It just won’t work unless Ving Rhames has a bigger part. Randy, you’ve really hit upon the reason why the MI series is a success. And without giving Ving Rhames a bigger part, you may as well bail on the movie altogether.

  3. harry georgatos says:

    Hey Tom why don;t you get your pals at Paramount to finally release the 3 and 1/2 hour cut of MI2? MI2 for me is the best in the franchise and an unjustly maligned film!!! An 1hour and a half was taken out of the movie and damaged the film even though I think it’s still the best in the franchise. Woo’s reputation went down the toilet from critics with this film and out of respect to Woo it’s time for Paramount to restore the R-rated directors cut!! It’s going to be another 2 years for MI5 and a restored MI2 will make a lot of money for Paramount from home entertainment. This is what’s called a no-brainer!

  4. J.J. Abrams like old-time MGM director/producer – nothing special, just workman-like storytelling for mass consumption.

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