Tom Cruise Signs on for Mission Impossible 4

Posted on February 9, 2010

Tom Cruise Mission Impossible 3

Tom Cruise has signed on for a fourth Mission Impossible film. J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise will produce.

Cruise and J.J. Abrams -- who co-wrote the "Mission: Impossible III" screenplay -- will produce from a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, a writing duo hired last summer to pen the script from an idea hatched by Cruise and Abrams. Appelbaum and Nemec spent four seasons with Abrams as co-exec producers of "Alias."

The announcement also means that Paramount's managed to repair its relationship with Cruise after ditching the star four years ago.

All three of the Mission Impossible films so far have been very entertaining. J.J. Abrams did a great job with Mission Impossible 3. The film has been slated for Memorial Day weekend in 2011. It will have tough competition. Unless things change, Cruise's fourth film as Ethan Hunt will be up against a Hangover sequel and a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.

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