EXCLUSIVE: J.J. Abrams Probably Won’t Helm ‘Mission: Impossible 4′

FROM MTV.COM: In 2006, J.J. Abrams was largely known as a TV guy, one of the creative minds behind fare like “Lost” and “Alias.” Then came a turn in the directing chair for “Mission: Impossible III,” when he popped off explosions galore around Tom Cruise, and Abrams’ career was never the same. Rebooted “Star Trek,” anyone?

Now, a fourth “Mission” is in the works. Will Abrams step back into the role that brought him from small-screen whiz kid to big-screen guru? That seems unlikely, as Abrams made clear in an interview with MTV News.

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