Paramount Pictures and producers Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have tapped Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec to write the screenplay to Mission: Impossible IV. Applebaum and Nemec are the creators of the new ABC series Happy Town and previously created October Road and the recent U.S. version of Life on Mars for ABC.
“I’ve been looking forward to working with Josh and Andre again for years,” Abrams said. “Their sense of balance between character and action is wonderful, which I know is hugely important to Tom as well. We’re off to an exciting start, so, as usual, fingers crossed.”
Mission: Impossible IV is being targeted for a 2011 release date.