The Mission: Impossible franchise has done it all: it has crashed motorcycles, blown up trucks, and dangled its star Tom Cruise out of planes, helicopters, off cliffs, and out of the tallest skyscraper in the world. So it was almost unsurprising when reports came out that the Mission: Impossible 7 crew were planning to blow up a bridge in Poland. But the film production was met with immediate backlash when it was reported that said bridge was an 111-year-old historical landmark, a piece of the country’s heritage that would be demolished in the name of entertainment. But director Christopher McQuarrie is here to set the record straight: no, Mission: Impossible 7 is not blowing up a bridge — at least, not this particular bridge.
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When word first came out that action star Tom Cruise was literally going to outer space to film the first narrative feature shot at the International Space Station, I wondered if the project would mark another reunion between Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie, the writer/director of the two most recent Mission: Impossible movies. While Doug Liman, who worked with Cruise on Edge of Tomorrow and American Made, is the one who will be sitting in the director’s chair, it turns out that McQuarrie will be involved after all. Read More »
Tom Cruise has been enjoying working with Christopher McQuarrie for over a decade now. They first collaborated with Valkyrie back in 2008, have found great success with the Jack Reacher and Mission: Impossible franchises, not to mention Edge of Tomorrow (aka Live Die Repeat). Oh, and there’s The Mummy too. With production on the back-to-back Mission: Impossible sequels possibly resuming overseas in September, Cruise and McQuarrie will be busy together for the next few years. But their next collaboration will bring something much different.
Christopher McQuarrie recently revealed that he’s developing some kind of R-rated movie that would have Tom Cruise playing a character that you wouldn’t expect the global superstar to tackle. Find out more below. Read More »
The Mission: Impossible franchise had barely begun production on the seventh installment when the coronavirus pandemic shut down movie and TV sets all over the world. Since it’s the first of two back-to-back sequels, the release dates have already been pushed back to give director Christopher McQuarrie and producer/star Tom Cruise to make sure everything is in order when the movie is allowed to resume production. Thankfully, that gave McQuarrie, as well as a couple cast members, some time to talk about what fans can expect from the two sequels. Read More »
Mission: Impossible 7 has suffered a setback. Due to the coronavirus, Paramount Pictures has altered its plans for a three-week shoot in Venice, Italy, releasing a statement on Monday which essentially explained that they won’t take any unnecessary chances when it comes to the deadly disease. Read More »
Just when you thought the cast of the upcoming back-to-back Mission: Impossible sequels couldn’t get any better, director Christopher McQuarrie digs back into the past for a real stunner.
In the original Mission: Impossible, agent Ethan Hunt was framed as a mole in the IMF, and he was pursued aggressively by agency director Eugene Kittridge. He was quite a ruthless character, but only to enemies of the IMF, and once Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) was revealed to be the real mole, all was forgiven. However, something from the past will be bubbling to the surface in the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels, because Henry Czerny is returning as Kittridge in both of the upcoming movies. Read More »
What a lovely day for Nicholas Hoult. The Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men franchise star is the latest recruit of the Mission: Impossible film series, with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie and Hoult jointly announcing that the actor will be joining the cast of both Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8.
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Paramount Pictures surprised the hell out of us earlier this year by announcing back-to-back sequels for the Mission: Impossible franchise being released one year apart in the summers of 2021 and 2022. And they’ve been surpring us even more by adding a few impressive names to the cast.
The upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels cast has officially added Joker co-star and Boardwalk Empire cast member Shea Whigham to the growing ensemble cast. And yes, he’ll be in both of the sequels. Read More »
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No, Sandra Bullock won’t be starring in a remake of Clint Eastwood’s 1992 Oscar-winning revisionist western.
But the Ocean’s 8 star will be headlining an Unforgiven of her own, this one a remake of the British miniseries of the same name. Bullock is set to lead the film version, which will be written by The Usual Suspects and Mission: Impossible – Fallout scribe Christopher McQuarrie, and she’ll play “a woman released from prison on license after serving 15 years for the murder of two policemen.” Learn more below. Read More »
After Mission: Impossible – Fallout, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie gave the impression that he was going to take a break from the franchise for a while. That didn’t last, though, because it was soon announced McQuarrie reunite with Tom Cruise yet again, and helm both Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 back-to-back. This will no doubt be a daunting feat, and McQuarrie isn’t afraid to admit that.
In a new interview, the filmmaker talks about how he’s feeling the pressure to make sure the franchise earns these back-to-back sequels, and his believe that the new films need to “swallow the last three movies whole.”
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