"Iron Man 3" and "Pacific Rim" co-writer Drew Pearce is set to pen the next installment in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise at Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot and Skydance Productions.
Plot details are being kept under wraps. Christopher McQuarrie ("Jack Reacher") is in discussions to direct the project.
Tom Cruise will star in and produce the film which aims to begin shooting this Fall once Cruise wraps "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." at Warners.