May 15, 2013
Tradecraft: Iron Man 3 Writer Signs On for Mission: Impossible 5
Deadline reports that Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce (who's also attached to another Robert Downey Jr. threequel, Sherlock Holmes 3) has signed on to script the next Mission: Impossible movie. I guess this means that the rumors that Jack Reacher scribe Christopher McQuarrie would write and direct proved false—perhaps due to his recent commitment to Warner's Ice Station Zebra remake. Pearce created the UK sitcom No Heroics, and also co-penned this summer's Guillermo del Toro extravaganza Pacific Rim. As previously reported, Tom Cruise is already attached to reprise his Ethan Hunt role.