Tom Cruise officially signs contract for Mission Impossible Five
TOM Cruise has officially signed a deal to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt for Mission Impossible five.
It had been widely rumoured in recent months that a fifth instalment of the franchise was in the works, however now that Cruise has signed on the dotted line the process is expected to gather pace.
It is believed that Christopher McQuarrie, who worked with Cruise on Jack Reacher last year, is the favourite to direct.
Cruise’s last outing as Hunt was in 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
The movie grossed well over €500m since its release.
Paramount Pictures and Skydance productions will co-finance the movie, with the studios expected to confirm further details if the project in the coming weeks.