After the success of “Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation,” the sequel “Mission Impossible 6” is reportedly on its way.
Paramount Pictures Vice Chairman Rob Moore confirmed the news after Tom Cruise’ announcement.
“We’re very happy to be developing this movie with Tom,” Moore told Variety. “There’s no question that Ethan Hunt deserves another film.”
“Mission Impossible 5” protagonist Tom Cruise, also known as Ethan Hunt, revealed on the Daily Show last Tuesday that “We’re starting to work on it now. We’ll probably start shooting it next summer.” Additionally, Rentrak Senior Media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said that the next “Mission Impossible” film is already anticipated.
“I think it’s very smart. Given the performance of ‘Rogue Nation,’ there has to be another movie,” Variety noted.
Aside from Tom Cruise reprising his role for the 6th time, information about other characters are still unknown. Earlier “Mission Impossible” films were directed by Brian de Palma, John Woo, J.J Abrams, Brad Bird and Christopher McQuarrie. The director for the upcoming film has yet to be announced as well.
Meanwhile, “Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation” topped the box office over the weekend. Another Variety report claimed that the film reached $29 million against “Fantastic Four” at $28 million.
“Rogue Nation” was produced by Tom Cruise, together with J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Its production cost was worth $150 million according to Variety.
Director McQuarrie was cited by Collider as being “studious and inventive” in directing the fifth “M.I.” “McQuarrie has raised the game, delivering a film that is not only an exceptional sequel, but the best ‘Mission Impossible’ film to date,” the source added.
They also noted that Mission Impossible’s reason for its success is the director’s ability to “bring their unique sensibilities and aesthetics to the drawing board.”