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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6: Tom Cruise Closes Deal, Production Begins in 2017

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Tom Cruise signs on for Mission: Impossible 6

Tom Cruise has signed on to be the lead character in Mission: Impossible 6. There had been some doubt that the film would begin filming. There had been a dispute by Tom Cruise, his team, Bad Robot, and Skydance Media about Cruise’s fee for the film and how much money Paramount Pictures would put up for the production of the film. The conflict got so heated that production of the film was halted as negotiations continued.

Tom Cruise apparently wanted more back-end points (a percentage of the profits), similar to what he received for The Mummy remake he recently finished. Profit-participation scenarios for actors (usually) only happen when actors cultivate the ability to open a film all by themselves. This conflict probably stemmed from the fact that Cruise wanted: a percentage of the distributor’s gross, a percentage of the film-making entity’s gross, or a percentage of the producer’s gross. Since Tom Cruise is a producer (and is already getting that money) on Mission: Impossible 6, I doubt it was the third option.

Tom Cruise also wanted the funding he, Bad Robot, and Skydance Media deemed necessary to bring their vision of the sixth Mission: Impossible film to life.

All those issues seem to have been worked out. Production on Mission: Impossible 6 was supposed to begin in January 2017. Now it will begin in Spring 2017. No release date has been set for the film.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘s writer/director, Christopher McQuarrie, is returning to write and direct Mission: Impossible 6. Rebecca Ferguson, the breakout star of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, is returning to reprise her role in the sixth Mission: Impossible movie. There is no word yet if any of the other actors that appeared in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be returning as well.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation also starred Jeremy RennerSimon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Simon McBurney, Jingchu Zhang, Tom Hollander, Jens Hultén, Mateo Rufino, Fernando Abadie, Alec Utgoff, and Hermione Corfield.

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