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Have you got a favorite action movie of the year? We’d presume that would be a battle between “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.” The latter, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is clearly written around its set pieces: the action sequences are thought out and designed first and the movie’s plot is reverse engineered to fill the spaces between the explosions and punching. While that seems iffy, all one has to do is see a similar and less-successful take on this dubious approach in “Spectre” to appreciate how well and entertainingly it’s pulled off in ‘Rogue Nation.’ Read More: Review: ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner & More ‘Rogue Nation’ might not have the greatest story in the world, but looking back, it’s still one of the most enjoyable summer tentpoles if you’re looking for just a blast of escapist entertainment. »
- Edward Davis
With the Imf disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation features: Director: Christopher McQuarrie Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt Jeremy Renner as William Brandt Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust Alec Baldwin as Alan Hunley Sean Harris as Solomon Lane Simon McBurney as Attlee Zhang Jingchu as Lauren Jens Hultén as Janik "Bone Doctor" Vinter Tom Hollander as the Prime Minister America Olivo as »
Tom Cruise is in talks to star in Universal’s reboot of the classic, “The Mummy,” an individual familiar with the negotiations told TheWrap. Unlike the previous films starring Brendan Fraser, the remake will be set in present day, while other plot details remain under wraps. Alex Kurtzman is on board to direct, while Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel will produce alongside Kurtzman. Jon Spaihts is writing the script. Also Read: Christopher McQuarrie to Direct Tom Cruise's 'Mission: Impossible 6' A Universal spokesperson had no comment. The reboot is set for a March 24, 2017 release date, while the »
- Beatrice Verhoeven and Matt Donnelly
On this week’s episode, Brian and Zach invite The Av Club’s Mike D’Angelo to talk about his recent article, “What I learned from watching the first 10 minutes of 500 movies.” They discuss whether that became a learning experience for screenwriters, what made him decide to watch the beginning of so many movies, and what his final takeaway was after three years of doing it. They also look at top stories such as the new trailer for Zoolander 2, the team getting back together for the next Mission: Impossible, and John Malkovich’s 100 year project.
First trailer for Zoolander 2 First trailer for SXSW entry, Midnight Special Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some to open 2016 SXSW festival Christopher McQuarrie back for M:i 6, Rebecca Ferguson may follow Edgar Wright to write, direct a Dreamworks animated film about shadows Christopher Nolan’s Memento getting the remake treatment
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- Zach Dennis
Variety is reporting that Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are in final talks Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation writer-director Christopher McQuarrie to return to the franchise to pen the script for the sixth instalment, as well as possibly directing.
Should they reach a deal with McQuarrie, it would mark the first time in the series that a director has returned for a second outing, with previous entries directed by Brian De Palma, John Woo, J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird.
Tom Cruise – who is currently shooting another sequel in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – is set to reprise the role of Ethan Hunt for Mission: Impossible 6, while there’s also on Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson to return.
- Gary Collinson
X-Men: Apocalypse: Via social media, director Bryan Singer offered the first look at an upcoming teaser for X-Men: Apocalypse, featuring a very sad-looking James McAvoy as Charles Xavier (aka Professor X). The teaser is expected to debut in front of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when that opens in theaters on December 18; X-Men: Apocalypse is heading for release on May 27, 2016. [Instagram via Latino Review] Mission: Impossible 6: Christopher McQuarrie, who co-wrote and directed Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (above) to great critical and popular success, will return to write the next installment in the action franchise, and may direct again as well. Reportedly, the production is aiming to get underway by August 2016. Up until now, the series has utilized a...
- Peter Martin
Nothing like getting the gang back together after a successful entry. That seems to be the case for the Mission: Impossible franchise, and that includes doing something they’ve never done before.
Variety reports Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed this year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, is in talks to return in both capacities for the sixth entry. If McQuarrie agrees, he would be the first director in the franchise to return for a second entry.
On top of bringing McQuarrie back, Variety adds that stand-out Rebecca Ferguson could also be coming back for the next movie after the studio signed her for an option. Paramount is looking to turn around the next Mi film after Rogue Nation was such a runaway hit.
- Zach Dennis
If you're a Christopher McQuarrie fan like myself, and have loved his work on film's such as "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" and "Jack Reacher," then there's no doubt you'll be happy to hear that the talented director is alleged to be both writer and director for the future installment in the Mi franchise.
Nothing is definite, but word on the street is that Mcquarrie is coming back to the saddle to pump out yet another amazing action film.
And after producing films like "Jake Reacher," which gave us one of the best car chase scenes of this millennia, possibly even rivaling that of the car chase in "Bullet," or his blockbuster shark "Rogue Nation," it's no surprise that he's being sought after to return to the directors chair for yet another action film that has the true potential to be epic.
We will let you know more as the story develops. »
- Nicholas Williams
X-Men: Apocalypse: Via social media, director Bryan Singer offered the first look at an upcoming teaser for X-Men: Apocalypse, featuring a very sad-looking James McAvoy as Charles Xavier (aka Professor X). The teaser is expected to debut in front of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when that opens in theaters on December 18; X-Men: Apocalypse is heading for release on May 27, 2016. [Instagram via Latino Review] Image: Everett Mission: Impossible 6: Christopher McQuarrie, who...
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Variety are today reporting that Christopher McQuarrie could be returning to the Mission: Impossible series to direct the sixth movie. If this is the case he will be the first director to direct multiple movies in the series. Every movie up until now has been helmed by a different director – Brian De Palma, John Woo, J.J. Abrams, Brad Bird and McQuarrie took hold of the first five movies, which kicked off with the original back in 1996.
The trade says that McQuarrie is in talks to direct M: I 6 following his impressive turn on this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which we absolutely loved. Production is set to start by next August with a 2017 release eyed.
Variety says that Paranount is also holding an option for Rebecca Ferguson to reprise her “Rogue Nation” role of Ilsa Faust. Tom Cruise will obviously return as Ethan Hunt in the sixth adventure, and »
- Paul Heath
One of the factors that’s given the Mission: Impossible series of movies some distinction is that each film thus far has had a different director. Helmers such as Brian De Palma, John Woo, Brad Bird and Jj Abrams have each brought something a little different to their chapters of the story.
Variety is reporting that McQuarrie is in talks to return as writer/director for Mission: Impossible 6. At the moment, he’s certainly being eyed to write the next movie, but there’s a chance he may direct it too.
Once upon a time, Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie said that he felt sorry for the next guy that took on the directing duties for the franchise. He said this because he felt the approach of a new director with every outing was beneficial to the longevity of the series. Well, the next guy just might be haunted by those words, as McQuarrie is supposedly in talks to become the director of Mission: Impossible 6. Sources "close to the situation" have commented that the as of yet untitled, but already in development, sequel may not only be written by the steady hand that brought us The Usual Suspects and Edge Of Tomorrow, but it may also be directed by the man who brought us this summer's blockbuster entry into the Ethan Hunt canon. It must be mentioned that Variety's report also stipulates that reps for Paramount or McQuarrie himself »
Ever since "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" proved to be a smash, the unofficial talk was Paramount was so enthused by the returns, they wanted to get a sequel up and running next year. Well, it's looking more official as contracts are starting to get locked down. Read More: Review: 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' Is Proof That Some Franchises Won't Quit Variety reports that the wheels are in motion to ink Christopher McQuarrie to return to write and possibly direct "Mission: Impossible 6." It would mark the first time the series has gone with same director for more than one film, but McQuarrie is no ordinary filmmaker. The writer is Tom Cruise's longtime collaborator, tailoring "Valkyrie," "Jack Reacher," and "Edge Of Tomorrow" specifically for the actor. So it's not a big surprise to see them working again. Speaking recently with EW, McQuarrie stated he had already been thinking of ideas for a followup. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed this summer's massively successful Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation is in talks to return for Mission Impossible 6, Variety reports. If the deal closes, McQuarrie would be the first to return to the long-running series, which, so far, has had a new director for each installment, Defense Against the Dark Arts-style. Tom Cruise, completely relaxed human being that he is, has already promised to do the sequel, while Variety reports that Paramount is holding an option for Rebecca Ferguson to return as well. The studio is reportedly eager to begin production as soon as possible, and shooting may begin as early as summer 2016. There's no word on what special curse former Mission: Impossible directors Brian de Palma, John Woo, J.J. Abrams, and Brad Bird will exact upon McQuarrie for this hubris. »
- Jackson McHenry
When Brad Bird's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" drew rave reviews and $694 million at the global box-office in 2011, it gave the film franchise a much needed kick in the pants and led to the relatively fast release (by this series' standards anyway) of the next chapter.
Christopher McQuarrie's "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" opened this Summer, less than four years later, and the result has essentially matched its predecessor - earning only slightly less coin ($682 million) but nabbing slightly better reviews (75/100 over 73/100 on Metacritic).
Paramount and Skydance are certainly happy with it, so much so that they're keeping McQuarrie onboard as they've hired him to write and potentially direct the next installment which aims to go into production and begin filming by August next year. Sources tell Variety that talks are progressing towards a deal being closed and McQuarrie has nothing major on his upcoming slate to impede him from doing this 'Mission'. »
- Garth Franklin
In news that isn’t all too surprising, Variety is reporting tonight that Paramount has hired Christopher McQuarrie to pen Mission: Impossible 6. Seeing as the director did a commendable job with the last instalment, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, it makes sense that they’d want to enlist him once again. There’s no confirmation yet on if he’ll get behind the camera as well, but talks are underway and it’s a definite possibility.
Production on this one is expected to kick off in August, so expect all the pieces to fall into place on the project very soon. We already know that Cruise will return to lead the film, and we’re hopeful that producers will bring breakout star Rebecca Ferguson back as well. However, given that her career has really taken off since Rogue Nation, it may be hard to lock her down. As for the other cast members, »
- Mark Cassidy
We may be on the verge of a first for the Mission: Impossible franchise as Variety reports that Christopher McQuarrie, director of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, is eyeing a return to write and possibly direct the next installment of the series. As Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation has proved to be a great success for Paramount, it's completely understandable that they would... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie is in negotiations to return to write and direct “Mission: Impossible 6” for Paramount and Skydance, an individual familiar with the situation has told TheWrap. Representatives for Paramount and Skydance had no comment. McQuarrie directed this summer’s “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and previously worked with star Tom Cruise on “Jack Reacher,” though Ed Zwick is currently directing the sequel to that film. Each “Mission: Impossible” movie has been directed by a different filmmaker, and McQuarrie would be the first director to return to the hit action franchise. Brian De Palma directed the first film, while subsequent installments. »
- Jeff Sneider
Following the massive success of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” Paramount and Skydance are hoping to stay in business with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie. According to sources close to the situation, McQuarrie will return to write “Mission: Impossible 6,” as well as possibly direct the next installment.
The studio and reps for McQuarrie have declined to comment, but several sources with knowledge of the situation say talks are progressing towards a deal being closed, with one insider saying that the studio plans to get production up and running by next August.
Tom Cruise is set to star with the studio also holding an option for Rebecca Ferguson to reprise her “Rogue Nation” role of Ilsa Faust. Cruise is currently filming “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” in New Orleans. Following the success of “Rogue Nation,” Paramount made it clear they wanted to move fast to get the next installment of the popular “M:i »
- Justin Kroll
Watch this #exclusive clip with the cast and crew of '@MissionFilm– Rogue Nation' https://t.co/LberwtQBc9 — IMDb (@IMDb) November 18, 2015 Check out @TomCruise doing some amazing stunts. #MissionImpossible Rogue Nation out now. https://t.co/6cW4vxGzwI https://t.co/sYADjUJ1Lq — iTunes Movies (@iTunesMovies) November 17, 2015 Plus, here are six brand new behind-the-scenes photos, courtesy of IMDb With the Imf disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation features: Director: Christopher McQuarrie Tom Cruise »
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