Every single film production hits snags and runs into problems. Some are just a little more public than others. Now, the troubles facing the upcoming Mission: Impossible 5 have become public and they certainly sound bad on paper: Production has been temporarily shut down while director Christopher McQuarrie rushes to fix what is apparently an “unsatisfactory” ending. That’s an ominous sign for a movie that recently had its release date pushed up from December to July.
A big reason why Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol became the highest-grossing film in the franchise’s history was its spectacular use of the IMAX format (and the IMAX ticket upcharge) to give its action scenes — and particularly Tom Cruise’s Spider-Man-like climb up the side of the Burj Khalifa — a unique scale and scope. Not surprisingly, then, Paramount has announced that when the next Mission: Impossible comes to theaters in July, it will do so on IMAX screens all over the world.
This week sees the release of ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ the latest sci-fi adventure from Andy and Lana Wachowski. And while in all likelihood ‘Jupiter Ascending’ will not go down in history as one of the great works of its genre, the occasion of a new sci-fi epic from two of the modern masters of the form seemed like a good time to assess and celebrate the recent highlights of science fiction cinema, which has taken audiences from the furthest reaches of the cosmos to the deepest recesses of the human mind.
Your mission if you choose to accept it: save ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ from being trampled by ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ at the box office. Mission complete. While ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ was originally set to open this Christmas, just one week after the juggernaut that is ‘Star Wars’, Paramount has wisely thought this over and moved the new Ethan Hunt adventure up to this July.
Tom Cruise may be heading back into the Danger Zone, reuniting with ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ director Doug Liman for a new film in which Cruise would play a drug-trafficking pilot. Cruise, who is an accomplished pilot in real life, would once again take to the skies for ‘Mena,’ a new action-drama based on a true story.
The ‘Highlander’ reboot has been developing for a long, long time now. How long? Ryan Reynolds was once attached to star when we might have been interested in such a thing. And while we all know there can be only one, and there can certainly be only one Sean Connery, it seems like this ‘Highlander’ reboot is picking up steam again, with Tom Cruise being sought for the role originated by Connery.
The mere mention of 'A Few Good Men' instantaneously elicits everyone's "you can't handle the truth" impression, but few remember that writer Aaron Sorkin original staged the show on Broadway before the famous Tom Cruise-Jack Nicholson film. Now, NBC looks to follow up its 'Peter Pan Live!' by returning to those Broadway roots, staging a live TV adaptation of 'A Few Good Men.'
The long-awaited 'Top Gun' sequel is feeling the need for speed ... again, and is finally picking up the pace as the project has seemingly found its writer: Justin Marks, the screenwriter behind Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book,' is in talks to write the screenplay for 'Top Gun 2,' which will put Tom Cruise back in the cockpit.
We weren't altogether surprised to learn that TV powers would look to develop Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise's 'Minority Report' as an ongoing series, considering the pantheon of movie-TV reboots, but consider our interest piqued. Not only will the new series unfold on FOX, but as a sequel series to the original film with a female lead!
On Tuesday, Vulture published a story breaking down where in the world Tom Cruise is the most popular. As it turns out, Iceland really loves Tom Cruise. Lost a little bit in the celebration for Cruise’s popularity in Iceland is that, of the countries listed, Cruise comes in dead last in Greece. For some reason, Tom Cruise is not popular in Greece.