Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
In news that should come as no surprise the millions of people who went out of their way to avoid Mortdecai and Transcendence, Forbes has compiled its annual list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood and Johnny Depp is sitting not-so-pretty at number one. And when you look at the raw numbers, no one else is even close.
However, there’s a little more going on here than a great excuse to kick Johnny Depp and his collection of dumb hats while they’re down. The disparity between what “movie stars” are paid and what their movies end up grossing at the box office is shifting. The age of the movie star is effectively over and you can see this reflected in the full list below.
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Christopher McQuarrie and actor Tom Cruise have collaborated many times now. The Oscar-winning writer wrote Valkyrie and worked on the scripts for Edge of Tomorrow and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and in 2012, he directed Cruise in Jack Reacher. After McQuarrie launched a potential franchise with Reacher, he landed the opportunity in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation to take part in a series that keeps getting better.
After the jump, read our Christopher McQuarrie interview.
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What’s great about the Mission: Impossible series is that every installment has its own flavor. Each filmmaker, from Brian De Palma (Dressed to Kill) to J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) to Brad Bird (Tomorrowland), brought their distinct style to the franchise. This past summer, with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) left his identifiable mark on the series. McQuarrie is returning to direct the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, but that doesn’t mean we should expect to see the same vision twice.
After the jump, read what McQuarrie had to say about the Mission: Impossible 6 style.
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Stealing the show from Tom Cruise in his own movie is no easy feat, but Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson pulled it off in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, becoming a breakout star in the process. Since then she’s been considered for the female lead in Gambit, booked and shot the thriller The Girl on the Train, and also picked up the female lead in The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender. There’s even a rumor that she’s wanted to play Captain Marvel.
Now she’ll also be busy reprising the role that brought all this success in the first place. Ferguson has been confirmed to return for Mission: Impossible 6 as well. Find out more below! Read More »
UPDATE: McQuarrie has confirmed on Twitter he’ll return for Mission: Impossible 6.
Original story from 11/19/2015 follows.
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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As you know, Universal is hoping to copy the Marvel Studios formula by launching their own cinematic universe of classic movie monster reboots. And now it looks like they might have landed a major star for The Mummy reboot: Tom Cruise. More details in the possible Tom Cruise Mummy reboot, after the jump.
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A sequel to the fighter jet action thriller Top Gun has been gestating for years, but the project hit a snag a few years ago when director Tony Scott tragically passed away. But when Jerry Bruckheimer struck a new deal at Paramount Pictures, Top Gun 2 was part of the deal, and last year Justin Marks was hired to write the script.
Now it seems like the project is moving along as Val Kilmer took to Facebook last night to reveal that he’s been offered the chance to reprise his role as Iceman in the sequel, and he quickly accepted. Read More »
When Tom Cruise finds a director he likes, he sticks to them like glue. The actor has collaborated with some of the finest filmmakers in his career: Stanley Kubrick (Eyes Wide Shut), Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia), Steven Spielberg (Minority Report), Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire), and Michael Mann (Collateral), to name a few. One of his most rewarding collaborations from the past few years was with Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity). Although Edge of Tomorrow didn’t perform gangbusters at the box-office, it’s an exceptional action movie that was loved by most. The actor and director are about to work together for a third time on Luna Park, a sci-fi thriller. Learn more after the jump.
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Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders may have company in the Jack Reacher sequel. Relative newcomer Danika Yarosh, who has a role in Heroes Reborn, is in talks to join the cast of the new Ed Zwick-directed film as a young woman of particular importance to the story. Read More »