Okay so it’s been a few days since my last blog post but I thought this latest bit of news should be talked about. The following information comes from superherohype:
“Following a worldwide gross of $694.7 million for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are ready to move forward with a fifth installment and have signed a deal with Tom Cruise to reprise the role of Ethan Hunt and produce.
Deadline says that both Paramount and Skydance have confirmed the signing but they are not saying who is writing and directing or when the release date may be. “Ghost Protocol” was directed by Brad Bird, who has moved on to directing Tomorrowland for Disney.
Deadline adds that they are hearing Christopher McQuarrie will direct, but that is not confirmed yet. The two just teamed up for Jack Reacher last year. That film is in early talks for a sequel as well.”
Well it was only a matter of time before this film got greenlit, after the success of Ghost Protocol a sequel was inevitable. The funny thing is most people thought that prior to its release Ghost Protocol was going to fail. It was the fourth film in the series and most people thought Tom Cruise’s career was dwindling, however the fourth Mission Impossible film was easily one of the best most successful films in the series. I personally love Ghost Protocol, Brad Bird did very well with the direction of that film, the cast were fab and the story though simple was very effective. While I’m kind of worried about this series entering its fifth instalment especially without Brad Bird, at the same time I can’t help but feel excited and intrigued about another film involving Tom Cruise, action and explosions. I say bring it out! 🙂