Tom Cruise Confirms MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4 Director
Brad Bird will be directing the next Mission Impossible movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tom Cruise told the British magazine “Empire” that Bird has signed on. Cruise wasn’t sure if the news had been made public or not, but he says it’s a fact.
Bird has directed the famous animated movies “The Incredibles” and “The Iron Giant”. This will be his first opportunity to direct a major action-style movie. He has been working on developing a movie centering on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake titled “1906”. Sources say that movie is on hold due to budget restraints.
“Mission: Impossible IV” was originally scheduled for release on May 27, 2011, but Paramount has pushed that date back to December 16, 2011. The plot for MI VI is being kept under lock and key, but it’s the work of Andre Nemec and Josh Applebaum along with J.J. Abrams. Abrams will produce “Mission: Impossible IV” along with Tom Cruise.