Director’s Mission: Impossible 5 update

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

UPDATE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER reported today that Mission: Impossible 5 shut down production “for a week or so” recently to revamp the ending.

Brief excerpt:

Director Christopher McQuarrie was given the extra time to work out a new and improved finale with a writer friend whose identity remains a mystery and who will neither be paid nor credited.

ORIGINAL POST: Christopher McQuarrie, the director of Mission: Impossible 5, this week provided a brief update via Twitter, including the fact the movie is still in production.

Paramount moved up the film to July 31 after originally scheduling it for Christmas. There isn’t a teaser trailer yet. McQuarrie said on Feb. 16 it’s, “In process.”

M:I 5, to date, hasn’t been publicized as much as other entries in 2015’s “Year of the Spy.” SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, had the usual media coverage that occurs with the start of a 007 film’s production. It got a new burst of publicity this week as filming began in Rome.

Kingsman: The Secret Service geared up publicity with last year’s San Diego comic book convention and arrived in U.S. theaters this month. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie’s teaser trailer debuted on Feb. 11, accompanied by stories in Entertainment Weekly and People.

M:I 5’s profile presumably will be raised soon with the new release date. The movie has a high-profile star-producer in Tom Cruise and the series’ most recent entry in 2011 was a big hit.

Anyway, here’s McQuarrie’s post on Twitter:

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One Response

  1. well this is good news to mission impossible fan’s like myself
    however like what I had said at the ending of last year 2014
    it would be impossible to see m.i.5 compete against films like
    ‘spectre’ in a December release 2015.

    a moved-up release date for july 31 2016 is a good marketing
    move,
    maybe I was a little too harsh to tom cruise when I said he
    continue’s to nearly do the same stunt’s in every film. which is
    probably why the director has shut-down film production to work
    out how an alternative ending would work out.

    why would you hire a mysterious writer to finesh a screenplay
    without pay and film credit ?

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