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Chris McQuarrie To Helm M:I-5?

By Garth Franklin Wednesday November 14th 2012 12:29PM

Christopher McQuarrie has emerged as the front runner to helm the fifth "Mission: Impossible" film which is in the early stages of development at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

McQuarrie, who helms the upcoming Cruise-vehicle "Jack Reacher", is reportedly the guy that both Cruise and producer JJ Abrams want for MI5 which has become a priority for the studio in the wake of the just under $700 million worldwide earned by "Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol." McQuarrie in fact performed an uncredited re-write on the 'Ghost Protocol' script.

Paramount and Skydance have also been developing an adaptation of Tom Clancy's "Without Remorse" for McQuarrie to direct.

Source: Deadline

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