Christopher McQuarrie Returning To ‘Mission: Impossible’? | Film News
Christopher McQuarrie did an excellent job with this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, so much so that Paramount is now courting him to return for the franchise’s next installment. Variety reports that McQuarrie is in talks to both write and direct the sixth film in the long-running spy action series. Should he choose to accept, this would make McQuarrie the first director to helm more than one Mission: Impossible film, with previous installments being handled by such filmmakers as Brian De Palma, John Woo, JJ Abrams and Brad Bird.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation arrived in cinemas this past July and made $682 million worldwide; it currently stands as the sixth highest grossing film of the year. No release date has been set for Mission: Impossible VI as of yet, but star and producer Tom Cruise has suggested that filming could commence as early as August next year.