Without a doubt one of the best blockbusters of the summer came in the form of the fantastic action sequel MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the fifth instalment of the franchise based on Bruce Gellar’s beloved television series even topped the thrills of Brad Bird’s brilliant GHOST PROTOCOL.
A franchise guided and produced by its Skydance star Tom Cruise, it’s one that has continued to switch the helm which began with Brian DePalma’s 1997 classic, then John Woo’s woeful sequel, only for J.J. Abrams to bring some intensity with M:I:III. That’s now about to change…
Whispers have been doing the rounds that Cruise wants McQuarrie for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6, which would make the Oscar-winner the first to return. Via his Twitter account, McQuarrie has now confirmed he’s definitely onboard but has yet to confirm if it to either write, direct or do both.
Personally, I think Cruise will stick to his switch-up strategy, which he states give each instalment a unique identity, and just have McQuarrie pen the screenplay. However, we’ll keep you posted.
Mission: Accepted #MI6
— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) November 30, 2015
Cruise and McQuarrie have worked together multiple times on projects like JACK REACHER, VALKYRIE and EDGE OF TOMORROW. McQuarrie brought on by Cruise to rewrite drafts of the latter three.