M:I-4 Changes Depend On “Knight”?

Though scribes Josh Applebaum and Andrew Nemec have just turned in a script for the fourth “Mission: Impossible”, there’s now apparently a question as to what form the Brad Bird-directed project will take.

Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures is concerned about star Tom Cruise’s dwindling box-office power and could potentially make some major changes to, or even kill the whole project, if his just-released spy action/comedy “Knight and Day” tanks at the box-office.

According to the site, the most likely outcome will be that the studio could beef up a subplot that introduces a new and younger agent who becomes Hunt’s protege – making its fortunes revolve less around a single star.

‘Knight’ opened on Wednesday to an underwhelming $3.8 million first day gross.