M:I Rogue Nation apparently ends post production

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation's teaser poster

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’s teaser poster

Christoper McQuarrie, director of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, went to Twitter to signal that the post-production of the fifth M:I film has finished post production.

The director gave periodic updates on the production, starring and produced by Tom Cruise, on Twitter. The film originally was scheduled for a Dec. 25 release. But Paramount moved up the movie to July 31.

In early 2013, Cruise had been approached to play Napoleon Solo for a movie version of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Cruise, though, exited that project by May 2013 after Paramount secured his services for the new M:I project. Cruise’s exit paved the way for actor Henry Cavill to play Solo. The U.N.C.L.E movie debuts Aug. 14, two weeks after Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.

Anyway, take a look for yourself at the director’s tweet. Mission: Impossible is the next major release in 2015’s Year of the Spy:

Second Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation trailer debuts

The second trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation went online early today. It includes extended versions of scenes contained in the original teaser trailer.

In the movie, the Tom Cruise version of the Impossible Missions Force is up against the Syndicate, the Rogue Nation of the title. In the original 1966-73 television series, the Syndicate was simply the Mafia. In the movie, it’s a mysterious, shadowy organization. The movie comes out July 31.

New Mission: Impossible trailer coming June 4

Star-producer Tom Cruise announced on Twitter that a new trailer for Mission: Impossible trailer is coming June 4.

The fifth installment of Cruise’s M:I series, which began in 1996, was moved up by Paramount to July 31 from Dec. 25, one of the major developments in 2015’s “Year of the Spy.”

Here’s the tweet:

U.N.C.L.E. movie stars attend Warner Bros. presentation

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. teaser poster

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. teaser poster

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, the stars of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie, participated in a Warner Bros. presentation in Las Vegas on April 21.

The event was CinemaCon, a national trade show for motion picture exhibitors. By sheer coincidence, it’s at Caesar’s Palace, where the last official U.N.C.L.E. production — the 1983 television film The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. — was filmed.

Cavill and Hammer, who play Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin in the U.N.C.L.E. film, were part of a Warner Bros. panel. Both showed up in beards and light-colored suits and no ties.

During the presentation, Cavill and Hammer showed new footage from the U.N.C.L.E. movie, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The trade publication didn’t provide details.

Earlier, Tom Cruise appeared at CinemaCon to plug Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. According to THE WRAP, the actor-producer explained how the movie’s signature sent was performed where Cruise is hanging from the side of an aircraft.

Cruise also showed two clips from the film. For more details, CLICK HERE to read a story by The Associated Press.

The Mission: Impossible film will debut on July 31, with the U.N.C.L.E. movie coming out two weeks later.

What follows are Tweets From MTV and Warner Bros. of Cavill and Hammer.

UPDATE (11:25 p.m.): We embedded an MTV video where Cavill and Hammer were interviewed. An hour later, it stopped working. So we went ahead and stripped it out.

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’s trailer debuts

MI RogueThe first trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation debuted around 11 a.m. New York time on the movie’s OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

The trailer, which lasts about 2:40, is similar to the commercial for the movie released March 22, just with some more detail. For example, there’s a move afoot in Washington to disband the Impossible Missions Force. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is “out tracking the Syndicate,” but a bureaucrat played by Alec Baldwin asks why the CIA has never turned up any information regarding the shadowy group.

Later, Hunt tells his colleagues that the Syndicate “is coming after us with everything they’ve got” and “this very well may be our last mission.” There’s also a bit more of the movie’s signature stunt of Cruise handing on the side of a plane.

This is bound to draw comparisons with SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, now in production. That film features a 21st century version of the criminal organization featured in early 007 films. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation features a 21st century take on the Syndicate, which in the original televisions series was just another name for the Mafia.

Here’s the trailer:

UPDATE: The Double O Section’s Tanner has penned A DETAILED ANALYSIS of the history of the Syndicate on the series and how it will differ in this movie.

New M:I movie title is Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Paramount said today that the fifth Tom Cruise Mission: Impossible movie will be titled Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and the movie’s trailer is due out March 23.

The studio also released a television commercial, a kind of teaser to the teaser trailer. According to the video, the title refers to the Syndicate, “a rogue nation trained to do what we do,” in the words of Cruise’s Ethan Hunt.

In the original 1966-73 television series, the Syndicate referred to the Mafia and organized crime. M:I and other shows of the era — including Mannix, a private eye drama from the same production company — avoided direct references to the Mafia.

The existence of the 21st century version of the Syndicate was teased at the end of 2011’s Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

Paramount originally planned to release Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation on Dec. 25, but moved it up to July 31.

Here’s the commercial released today:

UPDATE: Vanity Fair has an article how Cruise performed the signature stunt shown at the end of the video. To view it, CLICK HERE.

Director says M:I 5 wraps production

Director Christopher McQuarrie said on Twitter that Mission: Impossible 5 has completed production.

McQuarrie said he took a “12 hour vacation” before starting post-production on the movie starring and produced by Tom Cruise. Paramount moved up the film’s release date to July 31 from Dec. 25.

The tweets are below.

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