MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION

After the jump:

  • Underworld 5 gets a new title and a new logo.
  • Nut Job 2 makes off with a summer 2017 release date.
  • Tom Cruise promises more crazy stunts in Mission: Impossible 6.
  • No, Indiana Jones 5 is not a prequel, and no, we aren’t getting a new Indy.
  • Neighbors 2 took inspiration from an unlikely source.
  • Vin Diesel sings with a gospel choir on the set of xXx 3.
  • Robert Carlyle (a.k.a. Begbie) teases Trainspotting 2.
  • Andrew Stanton drops some hints about The Incredibles 2.

Underworld Blood Wars

Underworld 5 finally has a real title. Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment have announced on Facebook that the next installment of the vampires vs. werewolves series will be called Underworld Blood Wars. It’s not a bad name, and it’s certainly more imaginative than Underworld Awakening (i.e., Underworld 4) or Underworld Evolution (i.e., Underworld 2). There’s a new logo and everything, as you can see above. Anna Foerster is directing the film, which brings back Kate Beckinsale‘s Selene and Theo James‘ David, for release on October 14.

Nut Job

Remember The Nut Job? No? Well, Open Road Films certainly does, probably because the animated adventure grossed nearly triple its $42 million budget in 2014. The studio quickly greenlit a sequel for January 2016, but as you may have noticed, that date has already come and gone. So now they’ve got a new date in mind: May 19, 2017, which will pit The Nut Job 2 against Annabelle 2 and Baywatch.

Mission Impossible 5 trailer

At this point, the Mission: Impossible movies are basically a documentary about Tom Cruise trying to kill himself for our amusement. I kid, of course, but the series has definitely become known for its death-defying stunts. Last time around, for example, director Chris McQuarrie strapped Cruise to the outside of a moving airplane and held him underwater for minutes at a time.

And it doesn’t sound like Cruise and McQuarrie will be slowing down any for Mission: Impossible 6. Variety reports that during a CinemaCon appearance, the actor promised “more incredible set pieces [and] stunts” — as well as a “very entertaining and compelling story,” as if anyone is watching these movies for the story.

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