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Published On: Thu, Nov 19th, 2015

‘MI6’ will be written by Christopher McQuarrie, likely to direct

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation earned over $682 million worldwide, so it’s no surprise that Paramount moved quickly to secure Christopher McQuarrie to write (and likely direct) a sixth film for the franchise.

Tom Cruise mission impossible rogue nationVariety broke the news, saying that “talks are progressing towards a deal being closed, with one insider saying that the studio plans to get production up and running by next August.”

Cruise had already appeared on The Daily Show and said the plan was to shoot a sequel next summer.

The other films were atleast 4-5 years apart, but Tom Cruise isn’t getting any younger and Jeremy Renner never found success as a leading man, so…Cruise it is.

“Tom Cruise is set to star with the studio also holding an option for Rebecca Ferguson to reprise her Rogue Nation role of Ilsa Faust. Cruise is currently filming Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in New Orleans. Following the success of Rogue Nation, Paramount made it clear they wanted to move fast to get the next installment of the popular M:I franchise into production sometime next year.”

Most interesting, no film in the franchise has ever had a director for more than one film.

“McQuarrie has nothing pressing on his slate that would impede him from working on an M:I 6 script and prepping the film for a summer 2016 shoot,” Variety noted.

Simon Pegg will likely be back for another film with Renner, popular Ving Rhames and the new IMF overseer, Alec Baldwin.

A 2016 production could set up a Christmas 2017 release or a patient approach and tap into the 2018 summer schedule.

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