Mission: Impossible 5 to Hit Theaters December 25, 2015

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have set Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible 5 for release on December 25, 2015. Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce is providing the screenplay this time around with Tom Cruise set to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt.

The project will be produced by Cruise through Tom Cruise Productions, Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, who served as producers on previous films in the hit series. Skydance Productions, who served as co-financers and executive producers of the last installment, will work closely with the team in the development and production process.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, the fourth and most recent installment in the franchise, earned nearly $700M around the world and became Cruise’s highest grossing film to date.

The December release has the new film opening opposite Kung Fu Panda 3 and just one week after Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.