New writer hired for Mission: Impossible 5

News Glen Chapman
12 May 2014 - 06:54
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Call Of Duty and Need For Speed writer Will Staples is the latest to take a crack at Mission: Impossible 5

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol was a solid entry into the series, and went on to become the biggest grossing film of the Mission: Impossible franchise to date. Furthermore, it's also the biggest grossing film of Tom Cruise's career. At one stage, it was set to be the film that handed the lead in the Mission: Impossible films over from Tom Cruise to Jeremy Renner. The box office numbers, however, cemented Cruise's place in the MI pecking order.

Paramount has already ordered Mission: Impossible 5, which it has now scheduled for December 2015. Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) wrote a script that was seemingly passed on, and then Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) came on board to direct. It's unclear how much of the Drew Pearce script remains intact.

What's more, another writer has now been brought on board too. Will Staples is the latest to try and come up with a draft that satisfies all parties. Staples is mostly known for his work on video games, such as Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Need For Speed: Rivals.

Mission: Impossible 5 is set to shoot later this year.

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