Tuesday, August 11, 2015
We explain why this might be a good idea, and dole out some possible candidates.
Story by Matt CummingsMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is well on its way to box office success, enjoying one of the highest critic reviews of the summer at 93% (via Rotten Tomatoes). The news of its second weekend at number one is perhaps a clearer indication of its staying power over newer competition: moviegoers love Mission: Impossible. Therefore, it was with a feeling of certainty that Paramount last week announced that plans for Part 6 are already underway. Looper), Star Wars: Episode VIII), our favorite Joe Carnahan (The Grey), and Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman (who we think has a great chance to get it). Carnahan has already been in the mix of an MI film, as he was supposed to shoot M:I III, so that one might already be out. We also think outside candidates like Antoine Fuqua, Oblivion's Joseph Kosinski (another of our faves), and even Person of Interest's Jonathon Nolan would be uniquely qualified. Regardless of who Cruise recruits, look for that person to start immediately: Paramount is hoping for a 2017/2018 release. Did we miss anyone here? Who would you like to see direct Mission: Impossible 6? Join the discussion below! Discuss this story with fellow SJF fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.