When it comes to Mission: Impossible, director Christopher McQuarrie and star Tom Cruise are on a roll. The pair have teamed up to deliver two thoroughly entertaining installments of the action spy franchise. In fact, Mission: Impossible – Fallout is arguably the best of them all. Now, the duo are teaming up for two more sequels that will be shot back-to-back and released in consecutive summers in 2021 and 2022. And we already have word on another team member who will be joining them.
Rebecca Ferguson made her debut as the sultry and dangerous MI6 spy Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. She also became the first female cast member to recur in the entirety of the franchise when she returned as the character in Fallout last year. The actress recently confirmed that she’ll keep the trend going by being part of Mission Impossible 7. Read More »
Last month, fans of Mission: Impossible were given some exciting news. Paramount Pictures is bringing back Rogue Nation and Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie for two back-to-back Mission Impossible sequels arriving in 2021 and 2022. Now the studio has set late summer release dates for the anticipated double down on the Impossible Mission Force. Read More »
Chris McQuarrie, the writer/director of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and last year’s blockbuster hit Mission: Impossible – Fallout, has signed an unprecedented deal for the Mission franchise: he’s coming back to write and direct the next two movies in the long-running series, and he’s shooting them back-to-back. Will star Tom Cruise survive such a production?
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Tom Cruise took a break from cheating death to offer-up an important public service announcement: turn your god damn motion smoothing off, people. Cruise and his frequent collaborator and Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie got together to helpfully let you know that motion smoothing looks like absolute garbage, and the best way for you to watch Fallout – or any movie – at home is to turn that unnecessary feature off.
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When the Academy made a misguided attempt to appeal to the masses with a “Best Achievement in Popular Film” category, it sent film fans into an uproar. In the face of the controversy, the Academy quickly did away with the plans and hopefully will never speak of it again.
But that doesn’t mean Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie isn’t furious that they considered it in the first place. The filmmaker behind the hugely successful franchise that sends Tom Cruise hurtling off dangerous heights laid into the Academy for proposing the very idea of a Most Popular Film Oscar category, arguing that it represented the backwards way of thinking that the Oscars have become known for.
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The saga to save FilmStruck has taken an interesting turn. In the wake of a popular petition hoping to save the soon-to-close streaming service, a huge list of big names in the movie biz have banded together to plead with Warner Media Group and change the minds of the powers that be. Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan, Rian Johnson, Christopher McQuarrie, Karyn Kusama, and many, many more have thrown their considerable weight behind FilmStruck. Will this make a difference? We can only hope, because the clock is ticking.
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Fresh off the massive critical and commercial success of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Christopher McQuarrie is feeling the need to reunite with his star and longtime collaborator Tom Cruise once again. The filmmaker has been tapped to rewrite the Top Gun 2 script, which will make it McQuarrie and Cruise’s tenth film together. Read More »
If you didn’t catch Mission: Impossible – Fallout in theaters, you missed out on one of the most satisfying big screen experiences of the year, especially on IMAX screens. But don’t fret, because soon enough you’ll be able to bring the spectacle of Tom Cruise‘s insane stunts into the comfort of your home entertainment system.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout will arrive on digital download in late November followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release in early December. And the movie comes with quite the array of special features for fans to sink their teeth into, including multiple commentaries with director Christopher McQuarrie and much more. Read More »
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What will Christopher McQuarrie do next? The Mission: Impossible – Fallout director has a lot of clout now, but two projects he won’t be tackling are Man of Steel 2 and Green Lantern. Which is a shame, because he’d likely knock both out of the park. In a new interview, McQuarrie reveals that the chances of him directing Man of Steel 2 are unlikely, and that he actually already turned down a Green Lantern movie once before.
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What all goes into making a Mission: Impossible movie? According to the star and arguably the mastermind behind the film franchise, “fun.” If there’s one word Tom Cruise consistently uses to describe making these movies and all his death-defying stunts, it’s fun. Cruise always sounds like he’s having the time of his life making movies, but from the sound of it, he has an especially good time making Mission: Impossible movies.
We all know Tom Cruise is a great actor and movie star, but he’s also a great producer. With each Mission: Impossible commentary, the directors share his notes and input, and they range from shots needed for a sequence, how to get across a piece of exposition, what Ethan would and would not do, and a whole lot more. He knows exactly what a Mission: Impossible movie needs to be. He has really shaped what a franchise is all about, with the help of countless fellow filmmakers he always makes sure to thank during the end credits.
Below, check out what we learned from the Mission: Impossible audio commentaries.
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