Mission: Impossible fans, have no fear: the long-running action franchise will be back for a sixth installment.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, franchise star Tom Cruise has settled or is “on the verge” of settling his pay dispute with Paramount over Mission: Impossible 6, which had been slated to begin shooting in January but was pushed back after the studio and actor couldn’t find agreement over payment.
Cruise reportedly wanted Paramount to match what he was getting to star in Universal’s Mummy reboot, and the studio had apparently balked.
Now, pre-production on M:I6 is set to resume, with Paramount reportedly eyeing a Spring 2017 start date.
Last year’s fifth entry in the series, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, got some of the best reviews of the entire franchise (93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and grossed $195 million in the U.S. on its way to a $682 million global haul.
Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie is back to script and direct the sixth installment. Series stars Rebecca Ferguson and Jeremy Renner are rumored to return as well.
No release date has yet been set for the film.
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