HOLLYWOOD – Mission Impossible 6 title and first images revealed.
Starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Mission Impossible 6’s director Christopher McQuarrie unveiled the title and an early image from the new instalment. McQuarrie spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the Studio Exec:
The fuse is lit. And I can reveal the title of the new movie Is M:I 6: The Mummy! We’re going in a totally new direction. We’ve had enough of spies and espionage and all that. we’ve already got Jason Bourne and James Bond. So we thought we’d take it in a different direction. Into the supernatural.
Wait so you mean The Mummy is a Mission Impossible film?
What? No. I mean Mission Impossible 6 will follow Ethan and Benji and his team to Egypt where they originally think they’re just going to enjoy some down time. That’s until Benji (played by Simon Pegg) bungles onto the tomb of a cursed pharaoh and in the process unleashes an ancient curse. Then they go back to London. Big mistake!
But this sounds just like The Mummy?
I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Mission Impossible 6: The Mummy will be released in 2018.
HOLLYWOOD – Tom Cruise is to try and leave the Church of Scientology for the plot of Mission Impossible 6.
Director Christopher McQuarrie says that Mission Impossible 6 will be the first documentary in the series.
Every time we made a Mission Impossible film, Tom was always frustrated that the films never lived up to the title. The Mission was always possible even though it was called Mission Impossible. So we sat down and talked about what would be really impossible. Which was when David Miscavige telephoned and a light bulb when off in my head. What if we filmed Tom trying to leave the Church of Scientology? Impossible you say? Exactly!
Employing a skeleton crew, Cruise will go on the run from his handlers early in the New Year and hopes to be classified as a Suppressive Person shortly thereafter. Then it will be his mission to some how stay out despite everything the church can do. McQuarrie says they don’t have a chance:
Tom really believes this stuff so I think we’re in for a really bumpy ride. But at least we’ll live up to the title on the poster for once.
Mission Impossible 6 will be released in 2018.
HOLLYWOOD – Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is to star in the next installment of Mission Impossible, it was revealed today.
Although it is as yet unclear which role Alex Gibney will play, word has it that Tom Cruise is personally writing the script.
An insider told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
Tom is always very involved with the creative process but in this case he’s so hands on I think this might end up being the first film that Tom writes in its entirety and he’s fairly keen to direct it as well, although chances are Christopher McQuarrie will return.
The news came as something of a surprise given that Gibney’s latest film the HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” was an expose of the “religion” of which Cruise has been a lifelong spokesperson and believer.
Gibney himself seemed nonplussed by the news:
Are you sure? Well, that would be a turn up for the books. But sure I don’t mind doing a bit of acting if Tom needs some doing. And it would be nice to be in film rather than pointing the camera at other people.
Despite being early days, there are some clues to Gibney’s role from the studio synopsis:
Once more the IMF is faced with a threat to world peace via the Syndicate. Led by documentary filmmaker Malik Ribney (Alex Gibney), the terrorists look to overturn the world order, freedom and democracy by spreading lies and infiltrating the media. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team (Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg), however, are hot on their lying tails and are willing to unleash all manner of horrific violence in what will prove to be the first R rated Mission Impossible film.
Mission Impossible: Thetan Vengence will be released in 2017.