Alias, “Mars” Producers Pen M:I-4

Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec have been set to write the screenplay for a fourth “Mission: Impossible” feature for Paramount Pictures says Variety.

The pair served as co-executive producers on four seasons of the J.J. Abrams-created spy drama “Alias” and were the main producers on ABC’s ill-fated US remake of the British hit series “Life on Mars”.

Abrams, who directed the third film, will return as producer on the fourth and worked on the story with the pair of scribes.

Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt, will certainly be involved in some capacity while a Summer 2011 release is being targeted.