Tom Cruise is about to accept his latest impossible mission.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 54-year-old actor will return as Ethan Hunt in the upcoming ‘Mission: Impossible 6’.
“Light the match and cue the music. After contentious dealmaking halted pre-production on Mission: Impossible 6, earlier this summer, Tom Cruise is on the verge of closing his deal to return to the Paramount action-thriller franchise.”
Apparently, a pay dispute halted pre-production on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ earlier this summer, but now the blockbuster spy franchise is back on track, with Tom Cruise expected to close the deal, shortly.
“Cruise’s return for a sixth installment in a movie series that he has been toplining and producing since 1996 seemed like a no-brainer, but negotiations with Paramount took an unexpected turn with the studio, which was co-financing the movie with Skydance, digging in on things such as backend profit participation.”
And you can see what they mean.
The ‘Mission Impossible’ franchise has raked in a staggering $2.770 billion so far, with the most recent instalment, ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ bagging an impressive $682.3 million at the box office.
Getting another sequel off the ground is surely a big priority.
But when will ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ make it to cinemas?
“The project was heading towards a January 2017 start when the pause button was pushed,” they explained. “Now sources tell THR that issues have been resolved and Mission is being re-started. Spring 2017 will be the new start time.”
Obviously, this will have a knock on effect, meaning a later release date to boot.
But when that will be remains to be seen.
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