Christopher McQuarrie is now confirmed to be directing the next instalment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise at Paramount and Skydance Productions.
Tom Cruise will reprise his role as special operative Ethan Hunt in the project, re-teaming Cruise with his "Jack Reacher" writer/director McQuarrie.
Drew Pearce wrote the screenplay, while Cruise and J.J. Abrams will produce. The film follows on from 2011's "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" which pulled in $700 million worldwide.
Source: Screen Daily