January 20, 2017  

Brad Bird Claims He Won't Direct More 'Mission: Impossible' Films After 'Ghost Protocol'

April 19, 2012 (2:56 am) GMT
Though scoring success with 'M:I 4', Bird insists he won't return to the film franchise as saying that 'one of the things that's fun about the series is that they always pull a different director.'
Brad Bird Claims He Won't Direct More 'Mission: Impossible' Films After 'Ghost Protocol'

Despite scoring a big success with "", director Brad Bird claimed that he would not helm more movies in the agent Ethan Hunt film franchise. In an interview with Crave Online, Bird said that he will let another filmmaker tackle the directing duty for the next "M:I" pic.

"No, I think that one of the things that's fun about the series is that they always pull a different director and try to get a different kind of take on the premise," Bard explained the reason of his decision. "I'd probably be open to looking at it, but I think that part of one of the successes of the franchise is that they're always reassessing it with a new director."

He continued, "That was one of the things that attracted me to it. It's not a franchise where it was about dismissing your style in order to get the style of the franchise. It was more about [having] each director influence the franchise. Because whatever you thing about 'Mission: Impossible films, they don't look like they were made by the same person."

Being released in the U.S. on December 16, 2011, "Ghost Protocol" took in $209,3 million domestically and $693 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. It also became the highest-grossing -starring movie, knocking down 2005's "".

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Tarek El Moussa Addresses Rumors He Called Estranged Wife Christina a 'Whore'
  2. George Clooney Writes Touching Tribute to Cousin and 'NCIS: LA' Star Miguel Ferrer Who Dies at 61
  3. Little Mix Releases Sexy and Colorful Music Video for 'Touch'
  4. ABC Is Considering 'Black-ish' Spin-Off Starring Yara Shahidi
  5. Anne Hathaway to Join Rebel Wilson in 'Nasty Women'
  6. Everyone Loves Chrissy Teigen for Showing Off Her Stretch Marks in New Photo
  7. Mandy Moore Is Eager to Have Kids 'Sooner Than Later.' Ready to Start a Family?
  8. Ed Sheeran Wants to Collaborate With Beyonce, Plans Tour in March