Christopher McQuarrie Possibly Returning for ‘Mission: Impossible 6’

By November 19, 2015

One of the best and most enjoyable films of this past summer was the fifth installment to the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.  Ever since J.J. Abrams breathed life back into the franchise with Mission: Impossible III it has taken off with each film getting better and better. Not only was Mission: Impossible 5 a massive box office hit raking in over $680 million worldwide it was beloved by critics. So it comes with no surprise that Mission: Impossible 6 is in the works and it just may be bringing back some familiar talent behind the camera.

Variety is reporting that writer-director of MI5 Christopher McQuarrie is in line to write and quite possibly direct the next film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Paramount and McQuarrie have declined to comment at this time but sources very close to the situation are telling Variety that a deal is very close being closed. If McQuarrie does return to the director’s chair this will be the first repeat director for the franchise.

I thought McQuarrie did a fantastic job with Rogue Nation building off of what Abrams and Brad Bird did with the previous two installments. If you’re unfamiliar with McQuarrie’s previous works he wrote and directed Jack Reacher (a film I did not hate). He also wrote the spectacular (and criminally underseen) sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow as well as the brilliant The Usual Suspects. McQuarrie’s return as either the writer or as the writer-director is a huge buy for me. He hit it out of the park with Rogue Nation so it only makes sense to bring him back for M:I 6.

Tom Cruise is set to return and the studio also holds an option for Rebecca Ferguson, the breakout star of Rogue Nation, who played the role Ilsa Faust.  Mission: Impossible 6 would be on track to start production next summer.

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Christopher Skalicky
Chris, a film and television junkie, grew up on Star Wars, all things Disney, Stargate SG-1 and a healthy dose of John Wayne. When not thinking about movies he is busy being an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He will also argue that Surf Ninjas is the greatest movie about surfing ninjas ever made. Tweet him at @Schlick51