In an October interview with Total Film magazine, Tom Cruise revealed that not only would he make as many “Mission: Impossible” films as audiences want to see, but that he was actually in the midst of working on concepts for the series’ fifth installment.
“I love traveling around promoting different movies because I’m always looking at different places, and I always walk around to see the city,” he said. “I look at architecture, subways… coming up with different sequences.”
Not long after that interview ran, Deadline broke the news that frequent Cruise collaborator Christopher McQuarrie, who directs the action star in his latest project “Jack Reacher,” was in talks to helm “M:I 5.” So when we caught up with the auteur recently, we had to ask for confirmation on those reports.
“We’ve been talking about it, yes,” McQuarrie said coyly of his discussions with Cruise. “We’re figuring it out right now. I’m looking at pictures from all over the world and just deciding what invites action.”
Of course, the next obvious question is how McQuarrie intends to top the crown jewel in “Mission: Impossible”’s action crown: that death-defying dangle atop Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.”
“Hopefully somebody is building a taller building right now,” he joked.
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