〉The studio is in development on the next installment of the hit Tom Cruise franchise.
With the franchise’s fifth installment, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, set to bow this July, Paramount, Bad Robot and Skydance Productions are already in motion on a sixth installment tentatively titled MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6. Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and J.J. Abrams are returning to produce, with Don Granger and Matt Grimm set to serve as executive producers. Elizabeth Raposo will oversee development on the action sequel.
Based on the television series created by Bruce Geller in 1966, which followed a group of secret agents on their government missions as part of the Impossible Missions Force, the first three installments in the Tom Cruise franchise primarily followed his Ethan Hunt character. Starting with the fourth film, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, directed by Tomorrowland helmer Brad Bird, the series saw a shift towards an ensemble cast that joined Cruise on his missions – consisting of Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton. Rebecca Ferguson joins the team for the upcoming fifth outing. With the sixth film so early in development, none of the cast members are officially set, but the team ensemble is expected to return, having been on board for the first two installments of the somewhat rebooted new trilogy.
Bad Robot has a full slate of blockbusters ahead of them, with Rogue Nation set for July and Star Wars Episode XII: The Force Awakens set for December. The company is next producing Star Trek 3 and the upcoming Hulu series 11/22/63, which stars James Franco and is based on the novel by Stephen King.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer