Following his break from The Weinstein Co. in the wake of numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations regarding co-founder Harvey Weinstein, Quentin Tarantino is in the market for a new film distributor. As his next film comes together, an intense bidding war has broken out among the major studios; three have emerged as the top contenders for the project, which is set in 1969 and revolves (at least in part) around the Manson family murders. In addition to eyeing Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie for key roles, a new report reveals that Tarantino has also set his sights on…Tom Cruise.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was one of the best M:I outings yet, thanks in no small part to Christopher McQuarrie’s script and direction, as well as Rebecca Ferguson’s kick-ass supporting role. Paramount clearly recognizes a good thing when they’ve got it, as the studio is reportedly in talks with McQuarrie to return to both write and direct Mission: Impossible 6, with the option for Ferguson to reprise her role, if she wants it.
The new Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation trailer doesn’t offer up anything drastically different from the usual Mission: Impossible movie — Tom Cruise, shadowy government agents, an elegantly dressed woman kicking ass, insane stunts, an improbable task — but it does all those things (and does them all so well), it’s hard to not get excited for the upcoming fifth installment.
Just yesterday, we got our first real taste of Mission: Impossible 5 via a one-minute teaser trailer, but you should probably hold onto your seats because today brings the full trailer with even more Tom Cruise spy action and intrigue. Officially titled Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, the fifth installment in the franchise sees Ethan Hunt and the crew going up against a team of what are essentially anti-IMF agents, put together to bring Hunt’s organization down.