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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 40 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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Just as the title says, call this a confirmation of some of the early stories about the fourth Mission: Impossible film. Specifically, reports said that a second actor would be sought who could continue the series in the absence of Tom Cruise, who has anchored the first three films and is presumably the lead character in the fourth, which has been shooting for the past couple months. Jeremy Renner was cast as that second character, and now he says that, should the studio decide to move forward in the future, the burden of carrying the series would fall on his shoulders. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 by David Chen
At a Dubai press conference not too long ago for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise mentioned that some filming would take place at Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. “I’ll be spending many days, many hours on the side of this building, I can’t give you details, but I will be up there,” Cruise said. Now, photos have surfaced online that show exactly what he was referring to. Hit the jump to check them out.
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Who knew that Brad Bird and Tom Cruise were going to go all Tom Clancy on us? At a press conference in Dubai about the fourth Mission: Impossible film, director Brad Bird along with stars Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and producer Bryan Burk answered question in front of a banner that oh so subtly announced the title to the fourth film: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. They also revealed that they’ll be doing a lot of filming in Dubai, including on the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. There are a few other nuggets of news after the jump. Read More »
Michael Giacchino has personally solved the problem of unemployment in America: just win an Oscar for Best Original Score. After Giacchino’s 2010 Oscar win for his amazing score to Up, the composer behind Star Trek and Lost has more jobs than a normal person would know what to do with. He just finished Let Me In, we already found out he will be scoring Andrew Stanton’s John Carter of Mars, but now we have official confirmation that he’s currently scoring Cars 2 for John Lasseter and Pixar, followed by Super 8 and Mission: Impossible 4 for frequent collaborators J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird respectively. He’s also “adapting John Williams’ themes for the refreshed Star Tours ride at Disneyland.” And that’s not even everything on the man’s plate. Find out what else he’s scoring, and more, after the break. Read More »
Brad Bird is pulling together quite a cast for the fourth Mission: Impossible film, which is now shooting in Europe. Specifically, the evil end of the spectrum is now well-represented by a core trio of actors.
Michael Nyqvist from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the lead baddie, but now Anil Kapoor from Slumdog Millionaire and French actress Léa Seydoux have both signed on as evildoers — or at least the opponents of the Impossible Mission Force — in the series’ third sequel. Read More »
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to check out these photos from the set of Mission: Impossible 4. Directed by Brad Bird and starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Vladimir Mashkov, Michael Nyqvist and Josh Holloway, the film is scheduled for release December 16, 2011 and is currently shooting in Prague. Hit the jump to see more photos. Read More »
We’re not trying to overwhelm you with bits and bites about the production of the fourth Mission: Impossible film; it just happens today that there have been a couple new pieces of info that were spaced just far enough apart.
In addition to the report of the film shooting soon in Dubai, we know now that Josh Holloway will be part of the cast, as a member of the Impossible Mission Force, which also counts Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner as members. Read More »
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Briefly: A few weeks of the shooting schedule for the fourth Mission: Impossible film will take place in Dubai, the emirate’s media office said today. “The latest installment of the globally renowned action thriller ‘Mission: Impossible,’ starring Tom Cruise, will be filmed in Dubai within the coming few weeks,” the office announced. Note that the film is still being referred to as the latest installment of the franchise — there’s no final title at this point.
The media office also says that location shooting will go on longer in Dubai than in other cities that will host the production over the next few months, with the Dubai schedule reportedly set at three weeks or more.
Brad Bird is directing Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Vladimir Mashkov, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Michael Nyqvist in this fourth film in the series. The scheduled release date is December 16, 2011. [ComingSoon]
Tom Cruise already has his team of new and returning operatives set for the next as-of-yet-untitled Mission: Impossible movie—Jeremy Renner is his right-hand man, Paula Patton is a young female operate (can we expect a romantic entanglement of some kind? Probably), and Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg are returning to their former roles—but what good is a team of secret agents without an ambiguously European bad guy for them to take down?
Problem solved: Michael Nyqvist, the Swedish actor best known for his work as journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Millennium trilogy (only the first two of which—The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire—have been released in the US) has been cast as one of the film’s lead villains. Read More »