May 16, 2013

Tradecraft: Tom Cruise to Shoot Both The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Mission: Impossible 5 This Year?

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Tom Cruise "will star in and produce Mi5 and is expected to shoot the movie in the fall after filming Warner Bros.' The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (I'm pretty sure that's their own abbreviation for Mission: Impossible 5 and not any official nomenclature.) The trade also asserts that Jack Reacher writer/director Christopher McQuarrie is indeed still in talks to direct Cruise's fifth Mission, even if Drew Pearce has been signed to write it. I still can't believe that Cruise is now toplining two different film franchises based on classic Sixties spy series! It seems like some sort of conflict of interest or something. But I'm nonetheless delighted that these two movies may well shot this year, and presumably both come out in 2014! That will make next year quite a year for spy fans.

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