Coming off the box office blunder Lions for Lambs, and looking towards a potential disaster with Valkyrie, Tom Cruise needs another big hit, and he needs it soon. Everyone in Hollywood pretty much assumes that Cruise will push another Mission: Impossible film into production before the release of Bryan Singer’s historical thriller early next year.
Now an insider pretty much confirms our suspicions, telling Life & Style Magazine, “Tom will make M:I 4 once Paramount greenlights the script. There will most definitely be another Mission: Impossible!”
When in the middle of a big career backlash, why choose edgy challenging (read: risky) films when you have a popular action franchise in your back pocket. Plus, foreign markets still love both Cruise and American action movies.