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Beaks here...

Even though the last installment was the lowest grossing film in the series, it looks like Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams (and Paramount) are game for more MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE! According to a report in a trade publication (which lifted this story from Spoiler TV, which was lifted from TV Guide...), MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE IV would be co-produced by Cruise and Abrams and in theaters by 2011. Interestingly, there's not a word about Cruise starring in this film or Abrams directing it, so who knows what they're cooking up? Right now, Abrams is busy getting the next STAR TREK ready for production, while Cruise is signed for an untitled James Mangold drama at 20th Century Fox and David Cronenberg's THE MATARESE CIRCLE for MGM (which will co-star Denzel Washington). In other words, unless one or two of Cruise's projects falls apart over the next few months ('cuz STAR TREK is a go picture), 2011 sounds like a pipe dream. Though I wasn't a fan of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, I do think that they were right in making it more of a team film than the first two movies. This time out, they need to go even further with that concept and give Cruise a formidable co-star. What do you guys think? Are you ready for more MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE?

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  • June 18, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST


    by TheMcflyFarm

  • June 18, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST


    by TheMcflyFarm

  • June 18, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST


    by TheMcflyFarm

    my first double first!

  • June 18, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST


    by SnapT

    I'd rather see JERRY MAGUIRE 2. Seriously, that'd be awesome.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    M:I 1

    by _Palmer_Eldritch

    ...will always remain the best. I remember Leno joking about how nobody understood the film back then. Dumbass! It's because of guys like him that the crapfest that is M:I 2 was made.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    I'll go through Tom Cruise's filmography...

    by SnapT

    ...and tell you what other Cruise sequels I'd rather see before another M:I movie.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    If it doesn't look like a glorified episode of Alias...

    by Somerichs

    I'm all for it...

  • June 18, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST


    by SnapT

  • June 18, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by SnapT

    (Even though C. Thomas Howell already did it and probably better.)

  • June 18, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    I liked MI:3

    by TheMcflyFarm

    I think all three of them are above decent(especially the first one), which is tough to do considering how they are all completely different from each other, which I guess could be a negative in that Cruise also seems different in each.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by SnapT

    (But just barely.)

  • June 18, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    maybe a Ving led team

    by Bloo

    that's be the bee's knees, we need more Ving (sadly I first typed Vin and glad I caught it before I posted)

  • June 18, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST


    by SnapT

  • June 18, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST


    by SnapT

    Or BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY TOO (though this one could star Jason Bateman).

  • June 18, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    I liked the idea

    by Bass Ackwards

    of a series like M:I taking on a different feel with a different director each film. Even though I liked M:I 3, I still kind of want to see number 4 with a different take, just for the fun of it.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST


    by SnapT

    This would be super-awesome, seriously.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST


    by SnapT

    How has THAT one not happened yet? TOP GUN was a big hit with audiences.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Bring it

    by BenBraddock

    It's about the only thing I'll watch the Shrimp in.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    the impossible mission is Cruise not sucking..

    by BatPsycho

    can you say washed up? Valkyrie sucked ass. and what has he done good recently? other than spout off about his cult and ruin Oprah's upholstery.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    A thirty foot tall Tom Cruise?

    by JediTray

    Will I see it? At some point, yes. Will I pay to see Tom Cruise on the local IMAX screen? HELL NO. His ego is TOO big for IMAX anyway.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST


    by MorganLeafy

    Now that sounds interesting: Cruise’s freaky perfectionism with Cronenberg’s visceral freakiness. MI3 was as tame as a pot-smoking koala bear.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST


    by SnapT

    This would be a good direct-to-DVD project starring Brandon Hardesty.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    will AICN post this "news" again next Thursday?

    by Katie Geek

  • June 18, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Abrams is a TV director

    by kwisatzhaderach

    He hasn't shown one iota of cinematic ability yet.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Apparently you haven't seen STAR TREK.

    by SnapT

    Or FUCK YOU.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST


    by TheExterminator

  • June 18, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST

    get back in the kitchen katie

    by TheExterminator

    unless you're posting from your laptop while doing the dishes/making food

  • June 18, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST

    "According to a report in a trade publication..."

    by ErnestBorgNine

    way to cite your source, Beaks.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST


    by mrbeaks

    Assholes steal our stories all the time. I'm not linking to them anymore. THR at least makes an effort.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    MI-II was the worst a John Woo sell out

    by theplant

    Not a John Woo film

  • June 18, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Scientology and Oprah!

    by JediTray

    ....Have banded together in a bid to assassinate Tom Cruise! He must be stopped, no matter the cost! Then, we can destroy the cult and the rich fat bitch in one fell swoop! After that, we'll tend to any naysayers about Abrams' abilities. His cinematic exploits are to be admired for YEARS to come. LONG after the insignificant deaths of any naysayers! MWAAAHAA HAAAA!!!

  • June 18, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    LEGEND 2

    by CharyouTree

    Tim Curry is a BEAST

  • June 18, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST


    by ErnestBorgNine

    your story reads like you pulled the notion out of your ass. It's the Internet, you'd think you'd be used to it by now.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    get out in sun beaks

    by TheExterminator

    you pasty motherfucker...

  • June 18, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST


    by F-18

  • June 18, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    This Mission Just Got a Hell of a Lot More Impossibler

    by AlienBoy

    see title

  • June 18, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Let me get this straight...

    by ErnestBorgNine

    this article, on AICN, is about an article that appears on the website "Spoiler TV," which is about a blurb that appears in TV Guide?

  • June 18, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    AND! Wait, wait...

    by ErnestBorgNine

    AND you already posted about this on June 11th.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST


    by gruemanlives

  • June 18, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST


    by Castiel

    you're far too cynical chap. didn't i read this exact rumour on this website? could have hitfix.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Star Trek 2

    by Fortunesfool

    Awesome. That'll be some money saved that year, not bothering to go and see that. Abrams is the perfect example of everything wrong with Hollywood today. Successful TV director/producer with no cinematic skills lands a big movie gig. It's a terrible bit of film-making but makes loads of cash. Said person is put on pedestal as example of great film-maker. Wrong, wrong, wrong!

  • June 18, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Yeah, you did, Castiel...

    by ErnestBorgNine

    someone linked to it earlier in the talkback. Granted, it was Merrick and not Beaks, but c'mon, this is ridiculous.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    You Betcha, ErnestBorgNine!

    by mrbeaks

    But it's a week later, and, what with the unrest in Iran and Mel Hall going to jail, I figured folks might've forgotten about this. I just don't want you to think that I don't care.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST


    by F-18

  • June 18, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    It's just weird, man...

    by ErnestBorgNine

    it's not really news, is it? <p> You don't want me or us to think you don't care about what? <p> Besides, I agree with you, Abrams ain't gonna direct another M:I movie. Why the fuck would he?

  • June 18, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST


    by Bloo

    if they didn't post it you assholes would be on another story bitching abuot them not posting it...

  • June 18, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    MI3 was the BEST of the series

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    <br><br>1 was good, 2 was complete shit, and 3 was the best. still some room for further improveent, though! Go Abrams!<br><br>

  • June 18, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST


    by KinoEscalate

  • June 18, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST


    by electronegativity

    okay, part II was a john woo film--straight up. somehow it was the most fun, albeit the most ridiculous. abrams' part III was just plain solid all around; and i felt it respected the vision of the original series and that ethic rubs me just fine; which leads me to my personal belief about remakes, "the original is not dogma; but you must respect it, and everything will be just fine." hopefully, if IV happens, we won't be offended.

  • June 18, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Damn your eyes!

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    Too late -Igor

  • June 18, 2009, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Reboot with Zac Efron

    by Falafalguy

    and reboot Valkryie while you're at it.

  • June 18, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    I dare them to cast Shia

    by estacado1

    Shia should be in every reboot movie. If Star Wars is going to get a reboot, then Shia should play Luke. Shia should play Khan in the next Star Trek. Shia should be in the new Ghostbuster movie. He should even be in the remake of Schindler's List.

  • June 18, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    I liked...

    by SunTzu77

    MI and MI3... I totally despised MI2.

  • June 18, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    MI:III was a lot better than the second one...

    by Charlie & Tex

    ...which was an almost unwatchable peice of shit. It would be very interesting to go with the plan they had a while back to do a Mission: Impossible movie without cruise (remember that Martin Landau was the original star of the TV series, but was eventually ousted by Peter Graves) - Brad Pitt was being touted to star, and after Inglourious Basterds (what a childish name - too scared to spell it correctly, huh, Quentin?) tanks, Pitt will be cheaper to hire. Let's hope...

  • June 18, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • June 18, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Has Lord Xenu approved of this?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Or whoever Cruise's god is... L. Ron or Cruise's boyfriend, probably.

  • June 18, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Only JOHN WOO can save us now...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Balance MI2 with MI3 and it'll be $$$$$.

  • June 18, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Hope they keep the same girlfriend from MI3.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Ethan aint Bond. dont make him a playa.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:07 a.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

    I didn't realize that LOSIN' IT was directed by Curtis Hanson and co-starred Jackie Earle Haley. It'd be quite funny if those three did a sequel now, about pathetic middle aged men trying to relive their youth.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

    OK I'm done. Unless I think of another one.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST

    isn't this a double post?

    by moviemaven83

  • June 18, 2009, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Risky Business 2: Real Estate Boom

    by Lashlarue

    Looks like a new home in Detroit for me!

  • June 18, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Magnolia 2: The Frogs Revenge

    by Lashlarue

    Respect the Toad!

  • June 18, 2009, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Interview with a Vampire 2: Even Gayer

    by Lashlarue

    Do you still want cock? Or have you tasted enough?

  • June 18, 2009, 4:24 a.m. CST

    denzel is a commited Christian, tom should be commited

    by ironic_name

    that movie will have some interesting making of stories.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:26 a.m. CST

    The Color of Money: It's Green

    by Lashlarue

    I feel bad for the guy. He's got a hole in his neck, and I really want to put my dick in it.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Vanilla Sky 2: Rain is Coming

    by Lashlarue

    Doctor I specifically asked to have homo erotic dreams.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Collateral Damage 2: Under Repair

    by Lashlarue

    What the hell is Cash Cab?

  • June 18, 2009, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Lions for Lambs 2: Somebody Please Watch!

    by Lashlarue

    I'm trying to do a serious movie!

  • June 18, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST

    War of the Worlds 2: Jupiter's Rings of Death

    by Lashlarue

    Where the fuck did this grenade come from?

  • June 18, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Eyes Wide Shut 2: It's all a Dream

    by Lashlarue

    Dreams explain away mediocrity in movies.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Days of Thunder 2: Cars that Fly

    by Lashlarue

    I feel the need. The need for... oh, wait. Wrong movie.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:40 a.m. CST

    All the Wrong Moves: Jumping on a Couch

    by Lashlarue

    I'm so in love!

  • June 18, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Taps 2: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    by Lashlarue

    IT'S FUCKING BEAUTIFUL!!! Your cock.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    The Outsiders 2: Cold Front

    by Lashlarue

    Whew! It's cold out here. I should have brought a jacket.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Top Gun 2: Highway to the Anal Zone

    by Lashlarue

    Talk to me Goose. Is it in yet?

  • June 18, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Impossible Cruise

    by rguerr2

    Why not! I was not a fan of the third one either but i would not mind another impossible mission. Maybe let some else direct. Michael Bay perhaps ?!!?

  • June 18, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Mission Impossible 1 was the best. The rest suck.

    by kbarber29

    Mission Impossible films must be seen on the big screen. 2 was only good once Cruise made his escape-- the first time the audience cheered at all during the movie. 3 was not remarkable at all. Rely more on plot and character setup than on action.

  • June 18, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Focus more on Plot/Characters than on Action

    by kbarber29

    It's what made the 1st one so memorable.

  • June 18, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Who THA FUCK cares when AVATAR is FUCKING OUR EYEBALLS in 2009?

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • June 18, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Valkyrie: Origins - Eye Patch Guy Rising

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Please show us how he got stationed out in the desert in the first place, it would be see awesome seeing that on the big screen!

  • June 18, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    M:I = great M:I2 = shit M:I3 = great M:I4 = lets do it

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • June 18, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Sure, just get someone else to direct it please.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • June 18, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    MI3 was actually pretty bitchin'

    by DeafPoet

    But how could it not be with Abrams at the helm? I'm a little disappointed that he won't be directing it but I'll live if that means he's gonna direct Trek 2. Fingers crossed!

  • June 18, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    NOT JJ in the next MIssion Imposssible movie

    by JackTraven

    Mission Impossible 3 was the worst part of the trilogy and the reason was the director chosen, that JJ does not know to make a good movie. I hope that Tom Cruise realises and takes another person more interenting for the next movie of the franquise.

  • June 18, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST


    by Crawing

  • June 18, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    MI:4 needs more lens flares.

    by Chariowalda_Barbarossa

    The film's villain will be a science fiction author who's founding a cult in order to gain world domination via mind control. In the end the villain will not die but ascend into another level of existence, which leaves them all options for another sequel. In M:I 5 said bad science fiction author will return leading an alien invasion force, his main henchman will be played by John Travolta.

  • June 18, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    INDY 5 IS A GO!

    by Crawing

  • June 18, 2009, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Not a good film in the franchise. I don't expect that will chang

    by JuanSanchez

  • June 18, 2009, 7:01 a.m. CST

    As long as Tom Cruse does Tom Fu Again

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    so that the 5' 5" action adventure wonder, puts his hands behind his head and fights with his elebows, reducing his reach by half, to kick bad guy ass

  • June 18, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Don't be so glib

    by twogunjames

    The problem with this franchise is Tom Cruise. The best thing that could have happened was the studio taking it back, and starting from square 1 with new stars as a TEAM.

  • June 18, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Abrams is better than this shit

    by 300Zartans

    The MI franchise was great for his directorial debut but why on earth would he revisiit it. Move on man, you're better than this.

  • June 18, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Bring back Keri Russell!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    And this time don't kill her off.

  • June 18, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Just make it BRUTAL

    by Laserhead

    And not a made-for TV superhero cartoon, like the other three. Think Bourne and new Bond, Cruise.

  • June 18, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I have the perfect plot

    by animas

    Ethan Hunt has to break into Bob Orci's computer to save the world from another LAME Star Trek script or the world will collectively hang ourselves.

  • June 18, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    MI:3 was the best one!

    by AJD_1

    It was one seriously underrated film!

  • June 18, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST




  • June 18, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    No Tom Cruise please

    by Charlie_Allnut

    This franchise has been really mishandled. Reboot, team effort, classic espionage Ocean's Eleven but with violence and international intrigue.

  • June 18, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Say what you want about Abrams and 3

    by I am_NOTREAL

    but it was better than the steaming pile served up by John Woo in 2. What a terrible movie that was. How could Mission: Impossible be boring? Ask John Woo, he obviously knows. 3 may have fizzled somewhat toward the end, but it wasn't the utter shit that 2 was.

  • June 18, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Alias: Mission Impossible

    by Hutch822127

    Ethan hunt should team with Sydney Bristow...that would be an awesome movie:)

  • June 18, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    People diss Crusise...

    by Kid Z

    ... and yeah, he deserves it. But don't tell me Watchmen wouldn't have actually worked with crazy-ass Tom as Ozymandias instead of David Bowie's untalented, gayer younger brother (or whoever the hell that was).

  • June 18, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST

    What was wrong with M:I III?

    by OGoncho

    I thought he was a pretty cool guy. eh shoots his wife and doesn't afraid of anything!

  • June 18, 2009, 8:21 a.m. CST

    they should have Declan from mi3 back so he can say

    by Jesiah

    "I'M THE KING OF ENGLAND!!!!!!!" Seriously though, I thought since he's married Hunt wouldn't be a field agent anymore. Whatever. I bet he'll be back a little bit to save someone at least like he did russell

  • June 18, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST

    I don't think the world is ready for more couch jumping

    by Yeti

    Wonder if TC's Robo-bride will pop out another kid to coincide with his return to "leading-man" status and the movies release. Thoughts?

  • June 18, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Cocktail Two - The Second Round.

    by Yeti

  • June 18, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    MI:3 definitely was the best of the series

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    But that's not saying a helluva lot. The ending was weak with Cruise facing off with Hoffman. What the next installment needs is for Tom to put away his vanity shield and have an MI team that is abit more kickass, instead of having Tom do all the theatrics. MI:2 was the worst of the teams - that helicopter pilot was a joke and Luther's Luther. MI:3's team was marginally better with that young dude and the asian halfsie.

  • June 18, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    M:I 3

    by the_beard_of_Chuck_Norris

    I was totally digging M:I 3 until the ending with his fiance, who had never even held a handgun before, becoming a marksman. It made no sense. Also here's a question of the day... in M:I 1, in the famous computer room scene, why didn't they just drug the computer tech and knock him out after he was already in the room secured? They would never have needed to worry about dangling on from the rope, the bead of sweat dropping to the sensors on the floor, the ambient room temperatures, noise levels, etc.

  • June 18, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Somebody just shoot Abrams already

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    That insanely nerdy, fugly, dreky, yucky, gawky, walrus-looking creepy crap!

  • June 18, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    I Liked Every Mission Impossible Movie Equally


    So, how's that? I'm hoping George Lucas directs MI:IV. I think he could really punch up the dialog. And have everything done on blue screen. And add a funny CGI sidekick with a speech impediment.

  • June 18, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Empire say Indy 5 is a go!!!

    by AJD_1

  • June 18, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Please beaks

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Please stop writing for this site. You are such an assholish douchebag, i cannot stand it anymore.<p> As for this piece of, lets call it "news" you presented us here: Who fucking cares. All Mission: Impossible movies were complete shit (well, let's say the first one was alright for its time). Nobody needs or wants a sequel to this.

  • June 18, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    More of a team film???

    by DoctorWho?

    I saw this film based on a review here saying just's a team film, they work together as a unit, each member is intergal balh, blah, blah. There was no chemistry at all! This is a pretty bland series imo.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I'm cool with another M.I.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    I used to be a fan of the show and Cruise and co. have done a fine job with every one so far.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST


    by Funkatron

    the Mission Impossible name. MI:2 & 3 are garbage. Go take over the Scientology HQ and leave us alone Tom!

  • June 18, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Just to a Cruise-Character-Crossover M:I movie

    by snaps_provolone

    Seriously. Just have Cruise play all the roles of his past movies for a final M:I movie. You can have Danny Kaffee representing Ethan Hunt on a past mission. And then John Anderton shows him new MIF technology. Then, you could have Brian Flanagan serving them at the local watering hole, and Pete Mitchell flying them on each mission. It'd make billions.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST


    by snaps_provolone

    It'd be like a "Multiplicity" of Mission: Impossible.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Formidable costar? CHRISTIAN FUCKING BALE


  • June 18, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    "Jerry Maguire 2; Bob Sugars Revenge"

    by harper54

    Show me the money...all over again.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Less Cruise, more others

    by BizarroJerry

    I think this property could easily continue without Cruise. These things should be ensemble pieces, using the whole team like the TV show did. Even thought the 3rd one did less of that, too much of this series is Tom Cruise wanting be James Bond. Have a handful of actors sharing the spotlight.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    MI4: Operation Thetan Clear

    by conspiracy

    Cruise, guided by a controller who is the reincarnated L.Ron Hubbard (played by Travolta), must stop a group of Anon who have infiltrated Seaorg and are threatening to release the Thetans from the Thetan containment unit onboard unless Scientology renounces their tax free religious status.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST


    by Orbots Commander

    I'm cool with another Mission Impossible flick, though I hope it's more in line with the third installment than the terrible John Woo one. <p> I think some of you guys that didn't care for Star Trek are underestimating Abrams; I think he showed his directorial prowess by taking a screenplay that wasn't that great and making a movie that really worked (mainly by focusing on the character dynamics). <p> McG couldn't do the same with T4; he had an equally bad script--both, victims of the writer's strike--but as the evidence showed, doesn't know the first thing about directing actors or story.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    MI4: The Wrath of Paris

    by Darthkrusty

    JJ should involve Nimoy in some way with the next film since they seem to be buddies now. Just picked up MI: Season 5 featuring a hip Nimoy with big sideburns. Groovy stuff.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    MI3 was great.

    by HoboCode

    Look forward to another one.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I like Tom Cruise

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    These, I said it!

  • June 18, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    ...And either Brian De Palma returns to direct, or they go with Roger Donaldson.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Valkyrie was fantastic too by the way.

    by HoboCode

  • June 18, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Careful Beaks...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Now that Mori is gone, ErnestBorgNine might be aiming to make you his new favorite target.<P>Scary!

  • June 18, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I'd actually like to see...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...somebody like Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Under Siege) direct an MI:4, with Cruise and Abrams producing.

  • June 18, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Still The Right Moves

    by Davidhessstation

    He now coaches pee wee football in the same blue collar town. Lea Thompson has left him and he goes to the bar with his brother and is a boozer. The kids get him to stop drinking by winning a championship.

  • June 18, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay doesn't plan a return for Transformers 3!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    But no one can fuck your eyeballs, and ear drums like Michael Bay can. <br> <br> Let's hope he snorts some cocaine off Megan Fox, and reconsiders.

  • June 18, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Mongoloid: Magnolia 2

    by Davidhessstation

    The entire cast is made up from members of How's Your News and Tom Cruise takes them on a bus journey to learn about themselves and his feelings. At the end, it rains drool.

  • June 18, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Star Trek 2: The Wraith of Cruise!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Tom Cruise to be cast as the new Khan!--- what?

  • June 18, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    These???? should be "There"

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Damn these crippled fingers of mine!

  • June 18, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    The first and third

    by Vote Fa Stokes Brutha

    are solid fun. Overly emotional, unlike the series, sure, but still good thrillers. Jon Voight in Em Aye Aye is a little... terrible, though. HOW NUMBER IV SHOULD BE: IMF has been shut down due to lack of funding and a ridiculous amount of moles and subterfuge. California Senator Ethan Hunt starts putting together a team of experts from various fields to stop a corporate entity from buying a suffering third world nation. At the end, the IMF is reinstated with Hunt as the new Phelps.

  • June 18, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Part Two's get an automatic boost from residual

    by CreasyBear

    excitement from the first of the series, but seriously, MI:2 made more $ than MI:3?! MI:3 was a really great, fun action movie. MI:2 somehow made disguises, espionage and high-tech gadgetry seem boring.

  • June 18, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    1 was great 2 sucked, 3 was very good

    by Stormwatcher

    I will gladly watch part 4 if they keep the ensemble cast and find the right hook.

  • June 18, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Late 80's McTiernan would be great.

    by imagin78

    Can someone bail John McTiernan out of his mafia troubles and remind him how to direct?

  • June 18, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    Stone or Fincher

    by imagin78

    I actually wouldn't mind if they revisit the idea of having Oliver Stone or David Fincher direct an installment. I am not sure if they still care though.

  • June 18, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Donnie Darko 3 With Richard Kelly?

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Teen Wolf Remake<P> Olivia Munn role in Iron Man<P> Three New Avatar Screenshots!

  • June 18, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Mission Impossible, Shmission Impossible. Go see DRAG ME TO HELL

    by NoDiggity

    Why are you wasting time with these bad movies when Sam Raimi's fantastic "Drag Me to Hell" is still in theaters? Join the "Drag Me To Hell" talkback! <br><br> <br><br>

  • June 18, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Vote Fa Stokes Brutha

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    After that story proposal you should be hatefucked by a bunch of zebras. Idiotic shit stories like this one are just what Hollywood needs, you have a bright future!

  • June 18, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    If Cruise is in, I'm out.

    by kabong

    He's a screen hog. <P> Look at the difference between him and Christian Bale. Bale let Sam Worthington have a lot of screen time in Terminator Salvation . . . and that made a better movie. Cruise wants all the screen all the time.

  • June 18, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't that be: Bend Over for MI:IV?

    by Royston Lodge

    'nuff said.

  • June 18, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    I hope he takes on the Church of Scientology

    by mitortilla

  • June 18, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Yeah, sorry nerds

    by Lemure_v2

    I think Abrams has a lot of potential, we just haven't seen it yet. Star Trek was nothing new or special, and if you took off your klingon forehead pieces and put down your Shatner CD's for five minutes you'd see it too.

  • June 18, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    1 perfect example of Cruise's ego.

    by Lemure_v2

    Minority Report. He throws his helmet down before running into the house. Heaven forbid we don't see his face while he's running to save the day!!! Spielberg should have known better and glued it to his fucking bonce.

  • June 18, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Phil Alden Robinson?

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    Sneakers was great!

  • June 18, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Mission Impossible 4: The Circle Jerk.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • June 18, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    I like Abrams a lot, and he's a good assembler of talent, but Cruise in another Mission Impossible film? I'm not onboard with the idea. At all.<p> Cruise ruined the last film, in my opinion, with his over-the-top inability to blend in with crowds. Much like his real-life persona, I'm thinking.<p> I hope they both leave this property alone and Abrams attaches himself to something new and interesting.

  • June 18, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    JJ Abrams is a fucking hack. But....

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    if he really believes that he's something special, then he should continue Burton's remake Planet Of The Apes.

  • June 18, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Cruise and a "Formiddable Co-Star"?

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    Um hey Genius..the reason Cruise isn't given one of those in the MI films is because TOM CRUISE DOESNT WANT ONE. Those movies are all about him and his stupid fucking grin. "they" have no say in the matter. The MI movies have always been about only him. Jesus he's the fucking executive producer. ..."they"...jesus man

  • June 18, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST


    by enderandrew

    It was easily the best of the three films, but audiences wanted nothing to do with Cruise at that point in time. That is why Paramount famously split with Cruise at the time.

  • June 18, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    No one cares about Tom Cruise anymore

    by JeffManSixtyFo

  • June 18, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Id rather have the South Park Scientology

    by Rufferto

    episode put back on the air then another Mission impossible. Thanks for getting it banned Tom!

  • June 18, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    career revival FAIL

    by jackknifed_juggernaut

    no one cares anymore, tom. should've done Iron Man when you were supposedly in talks for the role. now you'll be lucky to get the part of Paste-Pot-Pete in Spidey 4.

  • June 18, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Just REBOOT IT with a new cast!

    by Zardozap2005

    Thats all the rage now, so just go for it.

  • June 18, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Minority Report 2: Majority Report...

    by DanielKurland

    That is all.

  • June 18, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    the M:I team. Wasn't Nimoy in the original TV show? Chris Pine would make a much better espionage leader than Cruise. In fact, he IS the new Cruise.

  • June 18, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST


    by Chameleon88

    When's the last time you saw a good sidekick film? No more buddy-cops, team-ups, partners-in-crime, PERIOD.

  • June 18, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    2 Days of Thunderer


  • June 18, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Born on the Fifth of July


  • June 18, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Days of Tropic Thunder 2 (The Mashup)


  • June 18, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Ears Wide Shut 2: Stick Your Dick in It


  • June 18, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    It sucks that all my posts are at the end of this talkback, caus


  • June 18, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • June 18, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    e nobody will read any of my genius titles.


  • June 18, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by Vote Fa Stokes Brutha

    What I'm doin' writin talkbacks, what they doin' hatin on me

  • June 18, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • June 18, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    How about a Nimoy cameo in MI:3?

    by Logan_1973

    Now that JJ is chummy with him and all...the timing is perfect.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I meant MI:4.

    by Logan_1973

    Stupid fingers.

  • June 18, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    They should make 998 more sequels <p> so it will be MI:MI

    by RobertBaron

  • June 18, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    The third installment bit the big one...

    by Grandpa Bunche

    ...though not as badly as the second. That horrid shot of Cruise climbing the rock face was missing only Cruise's voice on the soundtrack singing "I'm in loooove with myseeeeeelf!!!" to make it any worse. This series should have remained a one-shot.

  • June 18, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Are Tom Cruises hands going to blow up like

    by Stabby

    Eddie Murphy's in The Nutty Professor and is Ving Rhames going to get stuck in a Willy Wonka tube and will there be lots of lens flares? Yes, you say? Cool, I'm there!

  • June 18, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by AyatollahSexyBack

  • June 18, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by AyatollahSexyBack

  • June 18, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by AyatollahSexyBack

  • June 18, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Mission Impossible = Scorcher

    by Bastard_Chief

    Here we go again........again!

  • June 18, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by AyatollahSexyBack

  • June 18, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST



    Perhaps the entire movie could be L. Ron Cruise spying on The Fonz. Imagine L. Ron Cruise lowering himself down on wires to spy on The Fonz taking a piss. That's cinematic gold right there.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    MI:III did not underperform because of Abrams

    by GreenRiver

    As others have said, it was just as good or better than the first film and superior to the sequel. It underperformed because of Cruise. It came out around the point where the public was getting kinda sick of his krazy antics. Whether this sequel performs well depends upon whether movie audiences have forgiven Cruise.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by GreenRiver

    I think Cruise still has some good movies in him. Valkyrie was underrated. I think it's just too damn fashionable to hate the guy. He's always put 100% into his projects. And they're often pretty solid projects. I admire that.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    you know what?

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    id see another MISSION IMPOSIBLE.thYE'VE ALL been pretty good. cruis is cool. It's FRANK FUCKING MARSHAL THE world needs to be careful for! That man sniff Harrsions ford's crotch in broad daylight and likes to write bad films....thats the REAL TERROR!

  • June 18, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    MI 3 Was terrible

    by RockMSockM

    That is all.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    M! 3 was pretty good

    by Baryonyx

    That is all.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    OKay, put Cruise in for the first sequence:

    by kabong

    where Ethan Hunt is revealed as a traitor and executed by Dan Briggs or Jim Phelps.

  • June 18, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    MI:3 was ok

    by CUbANKeV

    It was just there,nothing great,MI:2 was a giant wet pile of elephant shit,except for how hot Thandie Newton looked in it,and MI:1 was of course the best.Just bring back Brian De Palma and hope he makes another good movie,because I dont remember his last good one.

  • June 18, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    OKay, put Cruise in for the first sequence:


    where Cruise is revealed to be a mentally-ill closet homosexual and is then executed by Terl (Travolta). The film then turns into a musical (with music & lyrics by Beck). This segment lasts about an hour and is the shittest thing ever committed to celluloid. Then, for the finale, Oprah Winfrey arrives and allows the entire cast (which includes Warwick Davies) to shit in her mouth. She swallows some of the shit and then looks into the camera with shit all over her teeth and asks, quite simply, 'why?' Cruise returns and dances whilst wearing a fat suit for the end credits, then gets a blowjob from Kevin Spacey. The inevitable post-credits scene shows Michael Bay masturbating whilst looking at a picture of Shia Labeouf being raped by The Devastator. When he climaxes he screams 'I LOVE BIG BALLS AND I DON'T CARE WHO KNOWS IT' The film is dedicated to Quentin Tarantino's talent.

  • June 18, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST



    It will not fucking work without him. Don't pretend otherwise.

  • June 18, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Is it time for a reboot yet?

    by GeorgieBoy

    Because the third movie sucked @$$.

  • June 18, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Cruise Is Mission Improbable

    by TurdontheRun

    And this series is just an excuse for him to wave his cock around. MI 2 was the ultimate vanity project. I bet Cruise watches it on repeat and beats off to it. MI is supposed to be about the TEAM. And while MI 3 corrected this somewhat, it still paid that idea no more than lip service. You could replace Xenu Boy with anybody else and it wouldn't make a bit of fucking difference - indeed, I remember that after MI3 under-performed, there was talk of Brad Pitt taking over the franchise.

  • June 18, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    It's off-subject a bit...

    by Baryonyx

    ...but Valkyrie was a pile of shite.

  • June 18, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    The solution is to give Cruise a big-name co-star...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...that won't "cut into" his own stardom.<BR> If John Woo directs this make Chow Yun Fat the bad guy. box office with viable co-star...but Cruise is still THE MAN of the series.

  • June 18, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Liked M:I:III

    by nyj_et

    it was way better than M:I:II. Too bad they can't bring back DePalma for M:I:IV

  • June 18, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    MI1 WAS confusing.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I remember watching it with friends and had no idea what was going on. Its because we just got outta school, and were watching it casually munching popcorn.<BR><BR> As the movie progressed we were like WHAT IS GOING ON?? lol.<BR><BR> Then I rented the tape, watched it again, and got a better understanding. But now I totally forgot the story again.<BR> It's kinda not worth the effort to rent it again and understand it though, to be honest.<BR><BR> This was supposed to be a summer kickoff movie like Terminator.

  • June 18, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    How is Moriarty my former "favorite target?"

    by ErnestBorgNine

    Stop talking out of your ass, MNG.

  • June 18, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Paul Thomas Anderson for the directors chair.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • June 18, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Even better, CRONENBERG!

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • June 18, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by AyatollahSexyBack

  • June 18, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    I agree reboot with new all new cast

    by MrClark

  • June 18, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Just baiting the hook and casting the line, buddy.

  • June 18, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    The Firm 2: Even Firmer!

    by BigTuna

  • June 19, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    More of a team film?

    by DarthCorleone

    There was a negligible if any increase in that element. That's the whole damn problem with the series, and the third one only accentuated it.

  • June 19, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    I really don't care.

    by Ecto-1

    I thought the first one was predictable and pretty dull. The second one I kinda enjoyed but it was mainly for John Woo's stylish direction. And the third one was just rubbish. Such a big deal was made of Philip Seymore Hoffman as the bad guy and upon watching it I thought he was terrible and that his character was pretty poor. The film was a load of overblown crap. Not even enjoyable in a fun cheesie way. Plus, Tom Cruise is a dick head.

  • June 19, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Well, at least you admit...

    by ErnestBorgNine

    that you're a troll.

  • June 19, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    You want the truth?

    by omega_786

    Mission Impossible helmed by DePalma was the best, John Woo fucked the franchise in the ass, made Ethan look gay (who else would fuck Thandie Newton?) and Abrams tried to do a 'True Lies' version but to be honest it didn't work. Too much gloss and not enough grit. They should give up or get someone like Verhoeven to direct.

  • June 19, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST


    by omega_786


  • June 19, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST


    by MorganLeafy

    would be interesting, but I hope you're not saying that because you're Dutch.

  • June 19, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST


    by MorganLeafy

    you have to be gay to **** Thandie Newton? As a heterosexual man, I would have to STRONGLY disagree.

  • June 19, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    MI:2 was godawful, and MI:3 was utterly forgettable

    by The Grug

    So in short, I really don't care. Ethan Hunt was only ever a compelling character in the opening third of the first film (which was excellent, until the rest of the film diluted it thoroughly and the ending made it a comedy).

  • June 19, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Mission Impossible Movies

    by vezner2007

    The first one was awesome, the second one sucked donkey balls, and the 3rd was fun. Hmmm, at this rate the fourth one will be a B movie.

  • June 19, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I did? Hmmm. Seems we'd have to have some sort of relationship for me to troll you though, right?

  • June 19, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Another Mission Impossible

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    Are we ready, guys?!?!?! <br> <br> Who cares?

  • June 19, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    The beginning of MI1 was DePalma at his

    by Stabby

    Hitchcockian finest. Wish DePalma could take what he did with the first half of that move and make 10 more films in that style.

  • June 19, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Cruise, J.J... why not?

    by jubeikubegami

    I loved the 3rd, 2nd was good, 1st was ok.

  • June 19, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Oh, you're still pissed...

    by ErnestBorgNine

    that I called you AICN's self-appointed police officer. And that I made fun of your song. That's why you were trying to warn Beaks about me. And?

  • June 19, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    But it does seem kind of odd that I would have such a well-versed "fan" in a Talkbacker that no one had ever seen before that point. Unless, of course, we have seen you before.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    MI4 trailer

    by wakinglifepictures

    Would love to see Ethan hunt killed off, and an entirely new team assembled. Trailer for Impossible Mission Force