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Opening a week after Star Wars: The Force Awakens pretty much guarantees that Mission: Impossible 5 will fail to hit the #1 spot at the box office. Sensibly, Paramount Pictures have now moved the movie five months way from it!
Mission: Impossible 5’s new release date is July 31st, this year. This means it will open opposite Southpaw (starring Jake Gyllenhaal), the Point Break remake, and Tarsem Singh’s science fiction thriller Selfless starring Ryan Reynolds.
It’s also sandwiched right between Ant-Man and Fantastic Four, so the busy July will be very interesting to see play out at the box office. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol earned just under $700 million when it opened in 2011.
- Josh Wilding
Now here's a sign of confidence. We hear plenty of times about a studio moving a blockbuster movie back, and buying itself some more time at the last minute to sort things out. But how often, within a year of release, does a studio being a film forward by five months?
Paramount, in turn, has moved the film Monster Trucks (a live action/animation mash-up) from May to Mission: Impossible 5's original December release date.
The new Mission: Impossible film sees Tom Cruise reprising the role of Ethan Hunt, and teaming up again with his Jack Reacher director, Christopher McQuarrie. Co-starring in the movie are Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, »
The latest instalment of the spy movie franchise had been scheduled to open at Christmas, but will be moved up for a July 31 release in the Us.
Paramount has also shifted the animated/live-action hybrid movie Monster Trucks to Mission: Impossible 5's prior Christmas Day slot.
Filming took place over the last six months in Austria, Morocco, Monaco and the UK.
Watch a clip from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol below: »
This summer marks the release of a few tentpole films, each vying for a space at the top. The biggest is most certainly Avengers: Age of Ultron, but there’s also Jurassic World, Ant-Man, and Terminator: Genisys to contend – not to mention all the animated films in the offing. Now we can add yet another franchise installment to our ever-growing list of summer releases, as Mission: Impossible 5 has secured a July 31 release date.
Mission: Impossible 5 marks the return of Tom Cruise and his crew from Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, including Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie (who also worked with Cruise in Jack Reacher) from a script by Will Staples and Drew Pearce. There are no plot details available yet, though with this new release date we can expect a bit more information to be forthcoming.
The date shift is »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
After originally being set for release on Christmas Day this year, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have just announced that Mission: Impossible 5 will arrive in theaters five months earlier. The studio has set a new release date of July 31st, 2015 (while also pushing back their Monster Trucks movie from this summer to the December 25th slot instead). The film directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) is still in production, so this is surprising. I can't remember a movie getting bumped up so far, but maybe they were worried about Star Wars: The Force Awakens the week before. But at the same time, moving the movie up five months feels like a weird decision. Though Paramount probably didn't want to dump it in the fall, and the end of summer proved to be very lucrative for Guardians of the Galaxy (it came out on August 1st last year), mostly »
- Ethan Anderton
Well, it was only a matter of time…
In what is sure to be a wise move on Paramount Pictures’ part, the studio has shifted the release of the fifth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise to avoid confrontation with Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, bringing the date forward almost a full five months to July 31st 2015.
Mission: Impossible 5 was originally slated to arrive on Christmas Day, one week after the release of J.J. Abrams’ surefire blockbuster. Mi:5 becomes the second film to move clear of The Force Awakens after Kung Fu Panda 3, which will now land in March 2016.
Mission: Impossible 5 is directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), and sees franchise veterans Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner returning alongside Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) and Sean Harris (Prometheus).
- Gary Collinson
I'm not sure whether I like this news or not. On the one hand I get Mission: Impossible 5 five months earlier than expected, on the other, does this mean director Christopher McQuarrie and team have to rush to meet a new release datec The news came today that Paramount was moving the return of Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 5 from a December 25 release date, all the way up to July 31, a packed weekend for sure as it includes Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tarsem Singh's Selfless and the Point Break remake no one asked for. The move means it gets a nice, cushy summer release spot away from the likes of Spectre, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Though it does mean it's opening one weekend ahead of Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four, »
- Brad Brevet
The move puts “Mission: Impossible 5” on the same weekend when “Guardians of the Galaxy” opened last year and ended up as the highest grossing film of the summer. It also puts “Mission” three months ahead of the Nov. 6 launch of “Spectre,” the next James Bond movie.
Filming began last August in Vienna.
“Mission: Impossible 5″ is the fourth title to land on the July 31 date following The Weinstein Co.’s Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama “Southpaw,” Warner Bros.’ “Point Break” remake and Focus’ sci-fier “Selfless,” starring Ryan Reynolds.
Paramount is also moving its animated “Monster Trucks” action project back from May 29 into the Christmas slot.
- Dave McNary
Paramount has rethought its plan to open the next Mission: Impossible sequel this coming Christmas, instead moving it up to the heart of summer. Skydance’s Tom Cruise-Jeremy Renner actioner Mission: Impossible 5 from Christopher McQuarrie, who directed Cruise in 2012’s Jack Reacher, now will open July 31. It will face off against Warner Bros’ action remake Point Break, Focus’ sci-fi thriller Self/Less and the Weinstein Company’s boxing drama Southpaw. Moving into M:I5‘s December 25 slot is the studio’s live-action/CGI hybrid Monster Trucks, which had been set for May 29. It will rev up against a pair of Fox pics: kids sequel Alvin And The Chipmunks 4 and drama Joy.
- Erik Pedersen
Good news for Tom Cruise fans! Paramount Pictures has moved the impending sequel Mission: Impossible 5 from it's Christmas Day 2015 release slot to a much more appealing summer date. The shift was presumably made to get the movie out of the way of next winter's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is set to open a week earlier on December 18.
Mission: Impossible 5 moves from December 25 to July 31, a full five months earlier than expected. While no plot details have been officially divulged at this time, it is known that Tom Cruise will return as Ethan Hunt. He will be joined by past franchise stars Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg. Director Christopher McQuarrie, who worked with Tom Cruise on the 2012 adaptation Jack Reacher, has already completed principal photography on Mission: Impossible 5, and is in the midst of pos-production on the film. A trailer is expected to arrive shortly. »
Originally slated for a December 25th release this year, the movie will now hit the big screen on July 31st. As a result the part CG-animated/part live-action family film "Monster Trucks," which was slated for May 29th, will now hit at Christmas.
The fifth 'Mission' went into production some time ago, and post-production must be proceeding ahead of schedule in order for the Christopher McQuarrie-directed entry to be able to hit that earlier date.
Source: Paramount Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
Christmas is coming early this year. Well, not Christmas exactly – one of the films that had been planned to arrive on December 25 (in the Us, December 26 here), Mission: Impossible 5 has just been bumped up five months for a July 31 release across the pond.According to Paramount – as reported by The Hollywood Reporter – Tom Cruise and the team will be going about their impossible missions a little earlier this year, partly thanks to Christopher McQuarrie and his filmmaking cohorts being able to deliver the film in good time.Another reason for the change is to move the film away from massive competition such as Mission executive producer J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens (set for December 18) and the even more direct challenge of the latest Bond film, Spectre, which launches here on October 23 before heading Stateside on November 6. So M:i-5 is now a summer release, which means Paramount »
If you're looking forward to Christopher McQuarrie's take on the Mission: Impossible franchise, then I have some good news for you! Paramount has just bumped up the release date a full five months from Christmas Day of this year to July 31, 2015. In the end, this is definitely a smart move as it gets the picture out before MGM's Bond flick, Spectre, which hits in November. This also ensures it's safety from Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, »
- Sean Wist
No official reason was given by Paramount for the switch, though perhaps the studio wanted to release the sure-to-be-blockbuster flick in the summer months, when big action movies dominate the box office. It could also want "Mission" to avoid getting swallowed by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which opens on December 18, only a week ahead of "M:i 5"'s original Christmas Day release date. (And is directed by J.J. Abrams, who's also a producer on "M:i 5.")
According to TheWrap, "M:i 5" will now go up against the "Point Break" remake, Ryan Reynolds's sci-fi flick "Self/Less," and boxing drama "Southpaw," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Antoine Fuqua. In exchange for swapping out "Mission," Paramount has »
- Katie Roberts
The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah has always been a place for independent spirit, unique storytelling and movies that challenge the so-called "rules" of film making.
Often, this translates to weird, unmarketable character studies that either never see the light of day or are shoved off onto VOD platforms without so much as a single advertisement. But this isn't always the case. In fact, some of the most beloved, iconic films of the last 20 years got their start in the many hallowed screens scattered across the small snow-covered city.
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Reservoir Dogs: Quentin Tarantino's debut feature – about the aftermath of a botched diamond heist and the paranoia that grows between the culprits when it's revealed that one of them is secretly a cop – premiered at Sundance in 1992, where it quickly »
News comes by way of Deadline, who shed some light on the Gary Spinelli-scripted project, which was initially picked up by Universal Pictures late last year for a reported $1 million. Fast forward to today and this tidbit is the first sign that the wheels are slowly beginning to ache into motion, and given how well-received Edge of Tomorrow proved to be — despite struggling to light up the box office as many had assumed — the studio will be hoping that the creative pair of Cruise and Liman can channel a similar chemistry for Mena.
Orbiting around a drug trafficker in the ’80s known as Barry Seal (Cruise, potentially), the film follows his story as »
- Michael Briers
I had a hell of a time trying to figure out how to tackle a list of my most anticipated movies of 2015. I'm not going to take the time to count the number of sequels, remakes, spin-offs, reboots, parts two of two or re-imaginings that are hitting theaters this year because, quite frankly, it doesn't matter any more. Trying to figure out where a film like Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens fit into a list of most anticipated films that weren't anything like it was impossible. Even then, how much am I "anticipating" the new Star Wars film versus how curious am I to simply see how it will turn out now that it's out of the hands of George Lucas and into the hands of J.J. Abrams, whose last Star Trek film was a complete messc Therefore, I decided on two distinctions in film, the blockbusters and then everything else. »
- Brad Brevet
Joining the chorus hailing this year’s prospects for the exhibition sector and the movie biz in general is B. Riley analyst Eric Wold.
“After declining by 5.2 percent in 2014, the domestic box office should rebound sharply by 7-8 percent in 2015 and set a new annual record above $11 billion,” Wold said, adding that he expected Imax and 3-D to be a driving force.
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- Todd Cunningham
Film critics, we’re often told, don’t vote for the Oscars — but if they did, here’s what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/adapted screenplay and cinematography. For best picture, we allowed ourselves 10 choices, based on the unlikely but theoretically possible outcome of 10 nominees in that category.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Haluk Bilginer, “Winter Sleep”
Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
- Variety Staff
19 items from 2015
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