The “Mission: Impossible” franchise’s continued success is in part due to the studio’s decision to get a new director putting a new stamp in every instalment of the movie.
However, for the first time ever, the franchise will see the return of director Christopher McQuarrie, who helmed “Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation“.
McQuarrie himself broke the news on Twitter:
No plot details regarding the upcoming “Mission: Impossible” film are revealed, but this marks the first time a “Mission: Impossible” director returning to film another instalment of the franchise. Of course, that really shouldn’t come as a surprise because McQuarrie’s “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” film turned out to be a sensational hit this summer, grossing USD682.3 million worldwide.
The 6th instalment of the “Mission: Impossible” film series will see McQuarrie reuniting with Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise, who will return to reprise his role as IMF Agent Ethan Hun. McQuarrie and Cruise previously teamed up on other films like “Edge of Tomorrow” and “Jack Reacher”.
The previous “Mission: Impossible” films were released by a gap of at least 4 years. The first film was released in 1996, while the following films were released in 2000, 2006, 2011, and 2015 respectively. The franchise grossed a combined total of USD2 billion at the worldwide box office.
Earlier in July, Cruise made the announcement on “The Daily Show” that the filming will start soon. Though there’s no specific filming date yet, production on “Mission: Impossible 6” is expected to begin next August.
J.J. Abrams will return to produce alongside Cruise, David Ellison, and Dana Goldberg.