It seems that progress marches on in the development of Mission: Impossible 5, specifically so far as the selection of a new director. And given that Tom Cruise is the star and producer of that franchise, the name being branded about should come as no surprise.
According to Deadline, the frontrunner is Christopher McQuarrie. “I’m told that McQuarrie is the choice to helm the fifth Mission: Impossible film that is in the early stages of being put together by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions,” says the site. “They will hire writers before making it official but he’s the guy that Cruise and J.J. Abrams want.”
The choice of McQuarrie makes sense as he and Cruise already have a good working relationship. McQuarrie wrote the Cruise vehicle Valkerie and directed the actor in the upcoming Jack Reacher film. He also did rewrites on the presently in production All You Need is Kill, and he reportedly did some uncredited re-writes on the last Mission: Impossible movie Ghost Protocol, which grossed a surprising $694.7 at the worldwide box office.
So McQuarrie on an impossible mission: good idea or bad idea, Bastards?
Source: Coming Soon