Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mission Impossible 4 In The Works. JJ Not Directing.

That's right kiddies, Abrams was asked by Cruise sometime last year to come back as a producer as well as Cruise, who has produced all of them. They then both started kicking around some good ideas about how the next one could work. Apparently, it's some crazy shit that no one would think of. And it look like the script is in the works now, as JJ asked Alias scribes Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec to pen the drafts based on "a really cool idea" from Cruise and Abrams themselves. Abrams wrote a treatment himself they're using as a blue print, which he joked, "is probably longer than the script."

Looks like Pararmount is still in the Cruise movies business. Back in '06, they fired him after a 14-year relationship. The eighty-six year old, Sumner Redstone, Viacom's head and parent company to Paramount, cited the reason as to economic damage to Cruise's value as an actor and producer from his controversial public behavior and views.Remember that South Park episode about Scientology and Cruise getting all hot and bothered? See Here. Well, guess they changed their minds after it all blew over a few years later and they saw he can still fill seats in a theater.

The best part about this franchise is that Cruise has the power to keep bringing in new directors to keep it fresh and new and exciting. That always will be a smart move, unless the previous helmer is really that much in love with it. Then why not keep him if he did a good enough job the first time? Let him pour some heart and soul into your stuff. Guess that's why JJ is still on as a powerful voice in how things get done with #4.

Looks like this thing is starting to shape up. I'll keep you posted on things concerning it.
Munki Out.

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