JJ Abrams Returns as Producer of “Mission Impossible 4″

According to TV Guide (see the scan here), JJ Abrams has been asked by Tom Cruise to return as the producer for “Mission Impossible 4“. Abrams was the director of Mission Impossible III, but hasn’t yet committed as directing the fourth installment.

Tom Cruise promotes Mission Impossible III in November of 2005.

Tom Cruise promotes Mission Impossible III in November of 2005.

In the TV Guide article, Abrams is quoted as saying “Tom and I have come up with a really cool idea we are pursuing” and  “I am incredibly honored that Tom has invited me back as a producer on Mission Impossible 4″.

All we know so far about the film is that it’s slated for a 2012 release and that they are currently looking for a screenwriter.

Stay tuned for more details as this story develops some more….

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    • http://msn.com susie kuby stassi

      tom are going to star in the movie? I hope so I have all of the M:I, and I love them all. susie kuby stassi,

    • kelly

      I will be thrilled if this is all true…..Cant wait for MI4.

    • Charlotte Rose

      Meh. Not what I would have hoped for for Tom. I’m not a big fan of sequels and the last didn’t make the money the first two did. I’m surprised Tom is going in that direction especially at his age. I also wonder who the studio is. Paramount owns 50% of the rights to the series so he’ll either need to get them to agree to come onboard or pay them for their portion of the rights. It’ll be interesting to see how that goes. I would would think he’d also need his former partner, Paula Wagner, to come onboard as well (or pay her). She too owns a portion of the Mission films. Don’t mind me. I always wonder about the business side of things. :)

      I would have much preferred a more dramatic role in the vein of the Collateral, Born on the Fourth of July or Rainman, than something like this. Just personal taste I guess. Tom is a superb actor with the right material. I would have rathered see him focus on his credibility as a dramatic actor, not the action stuff, although I guess those do make more money than a straight dramatic roles. I know the first two went really far in lining Tom’s pockets.

      Come on Tom! Give us something with some meat!! Let the world see how deep you can get into a role again as you did with Ron Kovic or your Collateral character!! I want to see THAT Tom again!!

      Just my opinion!! :)