Christopher McQuarrie will direct Mission: Impossible 5

"Mission: Accepted"

Mission: Impossible 5 has found itself a new director, with Christopher McQuarrie officially signing on to helm the fourth sequel in the popular action franchise.

McQuarrie took to Twitter to confirm the news with the punchy two-word tweet, "Mission: Accepted", a message then retweeted by leading man Tom Cruise.

Cruise went on to release the following official statement, talking up McQuarrie's appointment, and speaking of his excitement over the fifth film.

"I am thrilled to reunite with Chris for the latest instalment in the Mission series," says Cruise. "I began producing the films with the goal that a different director with his own vision would make each one." 

"Chris is an extraordinary filmmaker who will deliver the heart-pounding action and thrills that audiences around the world have come to expect from the Mission: Impossible franchise."

The pair last worked with each other on Jack Reacher, although fans will be hoping for a slightly sparkier outing this time around. Mission: Impossible 5 is expected to arrive in cinemas in 2015.

Is McQuarrie a good fit for the series? Tell us, below!


    • chibik

      Aug 6th 2013, 8:48

      I just hope they bring back the whole team from Ghost Protocol. Perhaps especially Jeremy Renner – his role as chief analyst William Brandt was the first to draw my attention to his talents.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 6th 2013, 17:34

      Jack Reacher was good IMO so I am happy with the decision.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 6th 2013, 17:35

      Never mind Jeremy Renner returning I am more interested to know if Paula Patton will be back? SCHWING!

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