Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Bad Robot, and IMAX Corporation today announced that the fifth installment in the blockbuster “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE” franchise, directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theaters worldwide beginning July 31st.
The new film is produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. The executive producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger of Skydance Productions and Jake Myers. Drew Pearce, Christopher McQuarrie, Will Staples, Laeta Kalogridis & Patrick Lussier and Dylan Kussman wrote the screenplay, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.
The newest installment reunites Cruise with stars from 2011’s “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL,” including Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. Joining the cast is Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson and Sean Harris.
“IMAX is so important in giving the audience the best experience of the film we have made. I am very happy to have this partnership on the next ‘MISSION,’” said Cruise.
“After the innovative way we worked with our longtime partners Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Bad Robot and Tom Cruise on the record-setting ‘MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL,’ we are beyond thrilled to once again offer audiences The IMAX Experience® of the latest installment of this action-packed franchise,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “This film was literally made for IMAX and summer moviegoing.”
Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures said, “Audiences the world over proved with the last ‘MISSION’ that the IMAX experience is not to be missed and so we are all thrilled to again partner with Rich, Greg and everyone at IMAX to bring this next exciting installment to their screens this summer.”
The “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE” franchise has earned more than $2 billion at the box office, making it one of the most successful franchises in movie history.
The IMAX® release of the latest “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE “ film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
We’ve added tons of new HQ’s of Tom leaving Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair, London last night.
We’re speechless after seeing how great Tom looked last night at the BAFTA Film Awards. He presented the Best Film Award at the ceremony which took place at the historic Royal Opera House in London. Enjoy HQ’s in our gallery.
Tom looked great last night at the Charles Finch & Chanel Pre- Bafta dinner which took place at private members club Annabel’s in London.
Tom attended the wrap party for Mission: Impossible 5 at DSTRKT Nightclub in London last night.
Enjoy these pics of Tom visiting Hamilton Art Gallery in Mayfair, London, with Christopher McQuarrie and his wife yesterday.
Tom and Simon Pegg have been filming scenes for ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ today at the canal in East London. We’ve added 200 HQ’s to the gallery.
Paramount is moving ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ forward by five months, from Christmas to July 31, 2015.
The move puts “Mission: Impossible 5” on the same weekend when “Guardians of the Galaxy” opened last year, ending up as the highest-grossing film of the summer. It also puts “Mission” three months ahead of the Nov. 6 launch of “Spectre,” the next James Bond movie.
Filming began last August in Vienna.
“Mission: Impossible 5″ is the fourth title to land on the July 31 date following the Weinstein Co.’s Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama “Southpaw,” Warner Bros.’ “Point Break” remake and Focus’ sci-fier “Selfless,” starring Ryan Reynolds.
Universal pounced on Gary Spinelli’s based-on-truth drug pilot spec script Mena last year, throwing down a million dollars to secure the rights. Ron Howard briefly considered making it, but now ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ star and his director, Doug Liman, are in talks to take over instead.
The title refers to Mena, Arkansas, the site of much of the action in the extraordinary life of Barry Seal, the focus of the film. Seal was a pilot for TWA in the 1970s who lost his job when he was caught flying plastic explosives from Miami to Mexico for an anti-Castro group. He subsequently went solo as an aviation consultant, and began a lucrative second career smuggling cannabis and cocaine between South and North America, eventually getting entangled with the notorious Colombian Medellin Cartel.
When he was caught, he made deals with the CIA and DEA to continue his activities as an informant and spy. His adventures saw him encounter infamous names like Pablo Escobar and Jorge Luis Ochoa Vasquez, expose political corruption in Nicaragua and have no small part in kicking off the Iran Contra Affair. Seal was assassinated in Baton Rouge by the Medellins in 1986.
This could be a meaty, controversial role for Tom and Liman feels like the right man to make it. It’ll all depend, however, on whether they actually lock in deals. Should that happen, expect the cameras to roll later this year.