Mission Impossible 6 director

Despite concerns about the film’s ending rumored to need some extensive work, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation turned out to be quite the excellent blockbuster to finish out the summer, and it appears Paramount Pictures and Skydance are anxious to keep director Christopher McQuarrie around to keep the franchise going with Mission: Impossible 6. Find out more after the jump!

Variety has word that McQuarrie has been hired to write Mission: Impossible 6, but it’s not clear if he will be back to direct as well. As of now McQuarrie is still in talks with the studio about the project, but they’re getting close to wrapping up negotiations because the hope is for the sequel to be in production by next August. Read More »


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rogue one screenplay

Every major Hollywood production is a merry-go-round of screenwriters coming and going, fixing and polishing. It’s never surprising and often never commented upon when a new writer is brought onto a new project to replace another. But since Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has the words star and wars in the title, the internet has been keeping a careful watch on this project. Fans of this series have always been an obsessive bunch and this mysterious film, the first in a whole series of spin-off movies, grants them something brand new and totally unique to get obsessed with.

Anyway, here’s the latest report for you to over-analyze: a new rumor claims that screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie did some work on the Rogue One screenplay. Hit the jump for more details on the Rogue One screenplay rumor.

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Edge of tomorrow sequel

Christopher McQuarrie is a smart filmmaker who is enjoying being in business with Tom Cruise. He wrote Valkyrie and the later drafts of Edge of Tomorrow, and did script duties and also directed Jack Reacher and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Recently, Tom Cruise suggested there’s at least an idea for an Edge of Tomorrow sequel. That is promising from one angle, in that the first movie was a better film than its box office represents, and a chance to do it again could deliver something interesting. But the original is also a movie that stands quite well on its own. Does it need a sequel? Not really.

But there’s an Edge of Tomorrow sequel idea, and it could still be turned into a film. If that happens, says McQuarrie, he would apply lessons learned from the first movie to make it a better sell for audiences.

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Rogue Nation opera

When we examined all the action scenes and setpieces in the Mission: Impossible film series, I ranked the Vienna Opera sequence from Rogue Nation as number three out of all the series’s accomplishments, behind the Burj Khalifa sequence from Ghost Protocol and the wire hang from the original film.

The Rogue Nation opera sequence is a complex piece of work, with multiple characters navigating the backstage area of the Vienna State Opera House — in reality a collection of sets built with more verisimilitude than usual — and incredible timing and definition of space to help audiences keep track of the intersecting trajectories of all the characters.

Now writer/director Christopher McQuarrie has taken the time to provide commentary on that sequence to the New York Times, and the resulting “Anatomy of a Scene” video on the Rogue Nation opera sequence is one of the better scene dissections we’ve caught in a while. Read More »


As it stands, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has no shortage of crowdpleasing stunts, twists, and turns. But as happens with every movie, there were some bits that just couldn’t make it in the final cut. During a recent interview in New York City, director Chris McQuarrie dished some details on a big moment for Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) that sadly didn’t make the cut.

Read all about the Mission Impossible 5 Benji deleted scene after the jump. Read More »

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

We’re deep into the summer movie season now, with massive tentpoles like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World already behind us. But fear not — there are still more fun times ahead, including next month’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

If you’ve ever seen a Mission: Impossible movie, you already know the drill. IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is once again on the run, and once again he has to engage in a string of death-defying stunts to save himself, his agency, and the world. And once again, it all looks jaw-droppingly cool.

Christopher McQuarrie directed this time around, and Simon Pegg, Jeremy RennerVing RhamesRebecca Ferguson, and Alec Baldwin star with Cruise. Watch the new Mission Impossible Rogue Nation trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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tom cruise underwater

With each Mission: Impossible movie, Tom Cruise tries to raise the bar. Whether it’s hanging off one of the tallest buildings in the world or being strapped to the side of an airplane in flight, he knows that seeing an actor doing a stunt raises the stakes in a film. And while that airplane stunt may have seemed to be the main event in this summer’s Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, that may not be the case.

Talking to USA Today, Cruise said he trained to hold his breath upwards of 6 minutes to film an underwater scene that plays a huge role in the latest trailer. Rewatch the scene and read the Tom Cruise underwater quotes below. Read More »

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his friends are back in the latest trailer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Directed by Chris McQuarrie, the new movie has Ethan going on the run after he’s disavowed by the government (again), while grappling with a mysterious enemy (again). The plane stunt, though? That’s all new. Watch the new Mission Impossible Rogue Nation trailer after the jump. Read More »

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation trailer

The veil was finally lifted from Mission: Impossible 5 over the weekend as a poster, teaser trailer and the film’s actual title were revealed. In unusual fashion, those elements all dropped barely 24 hours before the arrival of the film’s full trailer — moving up the release date from Christmas to July has really changed the marketing plan for this new film.

And so here’s the full Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation trailer, which previews even more of Cruise’s insane airplane stunt, and also sets up the hunt for the Syndicate, a giant anti-IMF organization. Tickets for the film are even on sale now, and Paramount is offering a deal where a ticket purchase this week comes with an HD download of any previous film in the series. Read More »