Mission: Impossible 6 is back on track with plans to begin production this spring
Tom Cruise has chosen to accept his next Mission. According to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, the salary dispute that put the Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media franchise sequel on hold has been resolved. Mission: Impossible 6 is now set to begin production in the spring of 2017 with Christopher McQuarrie, who previously helmed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, once again writing and directing.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, released in 2015, also stars Jeremy Renner (Marvel’s The Avengers, Kill the Messenger), Alec Baldwin (The Departed, 30 Rock), Simon Pegg (Star Trek, The World’s End), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Dawn of the Dead), Simon McBurney (The Last King of Scotland, The Theory of Everything) and Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules, The Red Tent). It’s a safe bet that many will be returning for the latest chapter with Ferguson confirmed to reprise her role.
The Mission: Impossible franchise launched in 1966 with the original CBS television series, which ran for seven seasons and 171 episodes. Mission: Impossible returned in 1988 with a rebooted series on ABC. It failed to find an audience, however, and was cancelled after two seasons. It was nearly a decade later that the Tom Cruise led Mission: Impossible feature film would turn the small screen spy series into a hugely successful cinematic franchise.
McQuarrie’s return to the franchise marks the first time a director has helmed more than one Mission: Impossible film. Brian De Palma directed the original adaptation, which was followed by sequels directed by John Woo, J.J, Abrams and Brad Bird.
The next Mission: Impossible is without an official release date, but it could theoretically hit the big screen as early as late 2017. Check back for details as they become available.
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