October 01, 2016  

'Mission: Impossible IV' Could Introduce Ethan Hunt's Protege

June 24, 2010 (8:49 am) GMT
The plot is reportedly set up as a back-up plan if Tom Cruise's latest film 'Knight and Day' does not connect with audience.

Paramount Pictures reportedly fears 's name could not lift up his upcoming movie "Mission: Impossible IV". According to Deadline Hollywood, the studio will be closely watching the performance of "" which also stars the 47-year-old actor and has been unleashed in the U.S. on June 23.

The site reports, if "Knight & Day" fails at Box Office, the studio might kill the upcoming movie "despite Cruise's action hero character". Though so, Paramount insiders inform that no decisions have been made yet.

However, the studio allegedly has many things to be considered before axing the project. Thus, as an alternative if they want to go ahead with the fourth "Mission: Impossible" film, the filmmakers reportedly will add a subplot that introduces a new, younger protege for Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt. Since it is still a rumored plan, there has been no word on who will portray the new character.

Paramount has tapped Brad Bird to serve as director for "Mission: Impossible IV" with J.J. Abrams producing alongside Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner. Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec, meanwhile, are slated to write the screenplay. This action movie has been given a release date of December 16, 2011, pushed back from the old slot of May 27 in the same year.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. First Official Look at Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in 'Beauty and the Beast'
  2. 'Pretty Little Liars' Star Keegan Allen Tweets His Phone Number
  3. Armie Hammer Accidentally Reveals Sex of His Unborn Baby
  4. Kelly Osbourne Settles Lawsuit With Dad Ozzy's Mistress
  5. Donald Trump Has His Own Porn Video Despite Bashing Alicia Machado for Her Sex Tape
  6. 'Criminal Minds' Finds Thomas Gibson's Replacement, John Legend Lands 'Underground' Role
  7. Kim Kardashian Pays Tribute to Late Dad With Throwback Video on His Death Anniversary
  8. Colin Trevorrow Says 'Jurassic World 2' Will Have More Scares and Animatronic Dinosaurs