If you don’t already have plans lined up for Christmas 2015 (do you even have plans lined up for this holiday?), Paramount has got something worth penciling in on your totally metaphorical day planner.
The franchise that just won’t stop – that’s Mission: Impossible, improbably still ticking along after first hitting the big screen in the 1996 adaptation – is due to hit theaters with its fifth entry on Christmas Day two years from now.
Details surrounding Mission: Impossible 5 are scarce, but we do know that Tom Cruise will return to star (and produce the film), the script has been written by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Sherlock Holmes 3), and Christopher McQuarrie is on board to direct. There’s no word on who else will return to star – Simon Pegg? Jeremy Renner? Paula Patton? – but that news should start trickling out soon.
As The Wrap notes, the film will be hitting theaters just one week after Star Wars: Episode VII arrives, which could potentially put a dent in the M:I5 box office take, though that seems speculative as of right now. The film will also open on the same day as Ben Affleck’s Live By Night, but that film seems like a good bet for a box office shove, considering that it is only in the barest stages of pre-production. Which film do you want to see the most?
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