Tradecraft: Alias Writers Accept New Mission
Variety reports that producer J.J. Abrams has hired two of his Alias writers to pen the next Mission: Impossible movie. Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec will write the script for M:I:IV based on a story they concocted with Abrams. While "the only other commitments so far are for [Tom] Cruise and Abrams to produce the film together," (and only produce at this point), the trade asserts that "sources said that Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt, will certainly be involved in an onscreen capacity." Applebaum and Nemec follow in the footsteps of red hot scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III) and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) as alumni of an Abrams TV show now writing blockbuster movies.