Even if Paramount brass didn’t express the desire to go with Mission: Impossible V before Tom Cruise is older than Wilford Brimley in Cocoon: The Return; even if Ghotocol wasn’t the series’ highest-grossing entry, unadjusted for inflation; and even if we all hated Brad Bird‘s movie, Mission: Impossible V would probably be happening. But it was the series’ highest-grossing entry, and I haven’t met anybody who hated it (although not all of us were fond)… so, basically, you knew this was coming.
When Viacom’s CEO, Philippe Dauman, was asked if Paramount had ambitions for another chapter in the story of Ethan Hunt, his response was as simple as “Oh, yes.” Nothing about Bird returning, no word on what cast members are sticking around, or what part of the world IMF will have to infiltrate after being set-up. Only “Oh, yes.”
Which, to be fair, is just about how I react to news of another Mission: Impossible. I’m game, and there’s a good chance you are, too.
Are you up for Mission: Impossible V?
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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