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Michael Giacchino will score Cars 2, Super 8, Mission: Impossible IV and John Carter of Mars

Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino has been a fixture at Disney/Pixar and has provided his talents for several J.J. Abrams projects — both Television and Film — so it probably won’t come as much of a surprise to learn that Giacchino will compose the scores to Cars 2, Super 8, Mission: Impossible IV and […]

Jeremy Renner joins the cast of Mission: Impossible IV

Paramount Pictures has cast Jeremy Renner opposite Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible IV, Deadline New York reports:

Paramount has struggled to find the right co-star to play an operative opposite Cruise, and one factor was to selecting an actor who could potentially carry the series down the line, should Cruise’s Ethan Hunt […]

Ving Rhames returning for Mission: Impossible IV

Appearing on “Lopez Tonight” last night to promote his upcoming movie “Piranha 3D”, Ving Rhames revealed that he will be reprising his role as Luther Stickell in Mission: Impossible IV.

Mission: Impossible IV, directed by Brad Bird and produced by J.J. Abrams, hits theaters on December 16, 2011. As previously reported, Tom Cruise will return to star and Simon Pegg also recently revealed that is in negotiations to return.

You can watch Rhames’ interview with George Lopez after the jump.

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Tom Cruise to take pay cut for Mission: Impossible IV

Vulture is reporting that Tom Cruise has agreed to take a significant up-front pay cut to appear in Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible 4.  According to the site, Cruise signed a deal that will pay him more depending on the profitability of the film:

According to members of […]

Mission: Impossible IV set for December 16, 2011

Paramount Pictures has moved Mission: Impossible IV to December 16, 2011. The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters in May.  Paramount also officially announced that the secretive J.J. Abrams-directed / Steven Spielberg-produced Super 8.

M:I IV will be directed by Brad Bird, who will be making his live-action directorial debut.

Brad Bird in negotiations to direct Mission: Impossible IV

Brad Bird (“Ratatouille”, “The Incredibles”) is reportedly in negotiations with Paramount Pictures to direct Mission: Impossible IV, which returns Tom Cruise in the lead role of Ethan Hunt:

A source close to the deal says that the talks hinge on Bird’s mammoth quote: animation projects can take three years of work, and […]

Tom Cruise Signed for Mission: Impossible IV; Hitting Theaters Memorial Day Weekend 2011

Paramount Pictures today announced that they’ve signed a deal with Tom Cruise to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible IV.  Cruise will produce with Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams.  Screenwriters Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec will write the script and the studio is in the process of looking for a […]

J.J. Abrams Talks Star Trek, Fringe and Mission: Impossible IV

Producer/writer/director J.J. Abrams about several of his current and upcoming projects, including Fringe, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible IV.  Here are some excerpts:

On the possibility of shooting the “Star Trek” sequel in 3-D:

Abrams: Paramount talked to me about doing the first one in 3-D and, having it only […]

Mission: Impossible 4 Writers Hired

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.

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J.J. Abrams To Produce Mission: Impossible IV

The latest issue of TV Guide reports that director J.J. Abrams is reuniting with Tom Cruise to serve as a producer on Mission: Impossible IV.  Abrams directed Mission: Impossible III in 2006.  It was his directorial debut (for film).

“I am incredible honored that Tom has invited me back as a producer […]