2 Dec – If you enjoyed Ethan Hunt's last outing in "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation", then you'll be glad to know writer-director Christopher McQuarrie will once again helm an instalment of the spy thriller movie series.
"Mission: Accepted", was the 47-year-old's simplistic post on his Twitter, hashtagged with #MI6, announcing the news of his return.
This makes the Academy Award-winner (Best Original Screenplay: "The Usual Suspects") the first director to helm two movies of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, as previous directors – Brian De Palma (1996), John Woo (2000), J. J. Abrams (2006) and Brad Bird (2011) – all only worked on one each.
McQuarrie will team up again with lead actor Tom Cruise, who is confirmed to reprise his agent Ethan Hunt role. The two also previously worked together on 2012's "Jack Reacher".
"Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation", the fifth movie, written and directed by McQuarrie, was released in July this year. Also starring Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner and Alec Baldwin, it made a worldwide gross of USD682.3 million, based on Box Office Mojo stats, against its USD150 million budget.
Filming for "Mission: Impossible 6" is expected to begin in August 2016.
(Photo source: Melty)