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Title Candidates And Character Details For The New MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Film?!?!

Merrick here...
Leo K. sent along some details about the J.J. Abrams produced, Brad Bird directed MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE IV that's currently shooting. While Leo is (technically) an unknown/untested source to us, he/she did provide a bit substantiation for the details he/she conveyed, making all of this feel pretty solid. So, we thought we'd pass along the info below for your consideration. Some of this may or may not reiterate nuggets we've previously gleaned. Some of it is new material (like the proposed titles for the project). In summation, Leo K. says that several titles are being mulled for the new project - not the least of which is...hold your breath...wait for it....wait for it......MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE IV (or 4). Other notions being considered? MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: PROJECT ARIES and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL. Leo says that Lea Seydoux will play a female villain, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE's Anil Kapoor and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO's Michael Nyqvist will also appear as badguys. Both Jeremy Renner and Josh Holloway will appear alongside Cruise on the Impossible Missions Force, along with Paula Patton (PRECIOUS, DEJA VU). IMDB says Michael Giacchino is scoring this film. Hardly a surprise given the movie's pedigree, but I look forward to hearing his score. Thought is work in the third picture was a lot of fun.
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  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    anti first

    by murren


  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by HornyForHarry

    golf course takedown

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by murren

    would be a bad choice. but they need to do better than "PROJECT ARIES" and "GHOST PROTOCOL". "PROJECT ARIES" espically has no xfactor to it.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    LEO = D. VADER

    by umbral_shadow_

    Ha! AICN suckered!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Let it go Tom...

    by Mr Soze

    Even with Seymour Hoffman you couldn't make any of this fuckers that entertaining

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    simon pegg

    by murren

    has been shooting on location, so i will assume he is part of the team. or at least "tech guy in the van"

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Final title:

    by daggor

    MI4: Move over, Tommy Noseface: Here comes Sawyer!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    just MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4 please

    by Stifler's Mom

    Keep it simple. No need to break the pattern at this point. Everybody is just gonna call it MI4 anyway.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    by Mr Soze

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Hail Xenu!

    by photoboy

    Whatever the title is, it's going to really struggle to be better than MI1, it's still the high watermark of the series as far as I'm concerned.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by film_is_dead

    ...Tom to stop making this shit.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST


    by film_is_dead

    ...anyone to make a good Mission: Impossible movie.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST


    by film_is_dead

    ...crying out loud Brad, give us another Incredibles!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    I can't figure out...

    by catlettuce4

    ...why Brad Bird is involved in this. He's way above this sort of movie.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Mission Impossible: Classified

    by kabong

    It's so secret that the screen will be black while the movie is on the screen. <p> There will be no sound, no advertising, nothing. <p> If you even talk about it, you will be targeted for termination by extreme prejudice.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Mission Impossible - We don't know what Impossible means

    by V'Shael

    Mission Unlikely.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Michael Giacchino is the new John Williams!!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    JJ Abrams is the new Steven Spielberg!! <p> Riiiight...

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Mission to end this series Impossible!!

    by JackGraham

    Seriously, has their ever been such an uneven series of films where each one is stylistically different than the last with very little in the way of James Bond/Bourne style familiarity. This series has suffered because frankly Ethan Hunt as played by Cruise isn't the least bit interesting a character. What drives these films is action set piece after action set piece. I'd love to see a great M.I film and I think it can happen but I feel the formula needs to radically change. I'm not sure what direction their taking this one but if it's same old same old Ethan roll out a villian and have Ethan in a series of high octane set pieces before saving the day and having a 100 million close ups of his skin and hair, then i'm not interested. Time will tell. I though M.I 3 was the best of the bunch thus far.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Mission Accomplished

    by elsewhere

    Let this shit die already.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST


    by Chanoc

    I´d rather much see an adaptation of Epyx´ 80´s videogame IMPOSSIBLE MISSION

  • Oct. 18, 2010, noon CST

    Mission Impossible: Impossibler

    by Judge Briggs

  • Oct. 18, 2010, noon CST

    Project Aries...

    by Toby Wan

    It's about the Chrysler K car.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, noon CST

    Something: Something: Something:

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    They really like the ":"

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Mission: Colon (It'll be like Fantastic Voyage)

    by kabong

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Mission Impossible: Xenu's Revenge

    by JacksParasites

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Giacchino + Brad Bird = Jazzy Swagger

    by YackBacker

    Too bad a guy like Lee Marvin isn't in this fucking thing. Imagine Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman and Steve McQueen in a MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movie 30 years ago. Yeah, we're amongst mere children with today's stock of male film stars.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Impossible Mission Force

    by Saen

    Should be the title. It alludes to there being a force and more then just Tom Cruise.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Mission Impossible: Escape Cruise

    by kabong

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Mission Impossible Four:

    by zastrow

    The Electric Boogaloar

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Too Many Colons

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    is that a gay porn?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Josh Hollway

    by SmokingRobot

    I'll see this movie if he has a decent part. He's the only actor in it I would be interested in seeing.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Ving Rhames?

    by windomearle39

    Is he in? It just wouldnt be the same without him.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Ving Rhames=Black Guy dies first

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Knowing Hollywood's track record i expect Luscious to get killed in the opening credits.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Project Aries, yo.

    by Dharma4

    Shit sounds slick.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by film_is_dead

    ...a good title.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Brad Bird doing M:I IV is a bit odd, though...

    by Dharma4


  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by film_is_dead

    ...Paramount to pull the plug on this?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST


    by film_is_dead

    ...Megan Fox to get a job.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Mission: Revive Tom 'Xenu' Cruise's Career.

    by Sluggolicious


  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST


    by film_is_dead

    ...Brad Bird to drop his shit right now, walk off this project, catch the next flight to San Francisco, march into John Lasseter's office, and say, "God Damnit John, why the fuck are we not making an Incredibles 2!?"

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST


    by film_is_dead

    ...Disney to wonder why too.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Merrick - You do realize that Michael Giacchino...

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    just pretty much totally adapted Lalo Schifrin's original themes from the series. Giacchino did a great job of that but he didn't really bring a lot new to the table. Not enough for me to get excited at the mention of Giacchino, whom I do admire but whom has also quickly gotten way overrated. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like him but he's just not all that original guys.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Put that MI4 Script Down! MI4 is for Closers....

    by SmokieGeezer

    I made 975,000 dollars last year, How much you make?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Mission: Impossible: The: Most: Horribly: Awkward: Title: Ever..

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    After "AVP-R: Aliens VS Predator - Requiem".

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    i quite liked MI3

    by ragingfluff

    saw it long after it was out on DVD, so long after all the hype / bad press / couch-jumping / Matt Lauer-incident ... I was expecting it to be awful because that was all I had heard about it, and because it didn't make a Billion dollars it was considered a failure ... I thought it was pretty decent and Seymour Hoffman was just great in it ... the only thing I didn't like was the bit at the end where his fiancee goes from being a terrified civilian to Nikita in about thirty seconds, but it was a decent little spy/action flick with some good stunts and humour and decent acting ... and yes, I include Cruise in that sentence: say what you like, he can sell being an action hero ... who would rather see as Ethan Hunt? Mumble Diesel? Shia LeHam? .... so I will reserve judgement on MI4 until I see it.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Mission: Difficult

    by Outlaw24

    You're welcome.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    More ass kissing and dick sucking for Jar Jar Abrams

    by AsimovLives

    AICN sucking up to their true boss... again.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Mission Impossible IV: Tom Cruise Lord of The Human Tools

    by Arcangel2020

    Maybe the 4th installment of this series will be actually watchable all the way through? Does anyone think that the support cast is going to really get recognition for this film when it comes out? I don't think's going to be all about Tome Cruise..Tom Cruise this/Tom Cruise that..Tom blah blah blah blah Cruise (How life is great, how great it is being marrried to Katie, their kid Suri) If you actually "listen" to Tom Cruise talk in an Interview? You can tell that guy just LOVES to go on about himself (I wanted to reach into the screen and choke the shit out of him during the "Hollywood Shootout" episode on A&E)...Mission Impossilbe IV" Tom Cruise IS Lord of The Human Tools..coming soon to a theater near you...unfortunately.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Lea Seydoux is incredibly hot and all...

    by prunkhaft

    But I thought she couldn't speak english. And how is she getting this role? Going from having no lines in Inglorious Basterds to a villain role in MI4?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    This will be the best one. I can't see Bird just

    by UltraTron

    sucking shit all of a sudden.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Sorry Asi but i must say i find MI3 the most entertaining

    by KilliK

    and best of the fact i think it is the most faithful to the spirit of the original series as well.and i do like the other two movies too.but i prefer MI3.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by Dr Lizardo

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by Darthkrusty

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST


    by tomdolan04

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by tomdolan04

    Ja thats pretty im-fucking-possible

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    MI3 was a blast....2 was like sleeping pills

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    I loved MI3....MI2 was absolutely terrible. Boring as fuck.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Mission: Impossible

    by ApolloBrowncoat

    Mission: Impossible IV: Mission: Impossible and the Rise of the Unnecessary Subtitles

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    MI3 is a piece of shit. The fucking mvoeit hat made me give up on Tom Cruise forever. a self-satisfying ego trip disguised as a fucking movie directed by a fuckign hack that seems to not understand the concept of filmming for cinema is differrent from filming for TV. His next movie only proved what a fucking clueless clown that fucking hack is.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST


    by zapano

    plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives well thats your opinion.

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST


    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

    See what I did there?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Mission Impossible 4 No Reason

    by Heckles


  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Put this on a teaser poster, and we'll forget Cruise is even in

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't that be Ares?

    by Monkey Butler

    Or is this some new sort of thing that doesn't exist yet?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Scratch that, this one will do

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Maybe they should try...

    by Kakii

    ...Mission Impossible 4: An Apology For M.I.3

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    70 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Mission Impossible: Millanaaaaaiiiiiirre

    by MexicanJester

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Paula Patton--the new Thandie Newton?

    by Meadowe

    First the hair is similar to mi2, now they have another chick that's *kinda* similar to Thandie Newton ala Paula Patton. Which is fine by me, she's a good looqin chiq and her hubby Robin Thicke seems to be a pretty coo' guy.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:15 a.m. CST

    calling it -

    by ForgetfulPete

    GHOST PROTOCOL looks like the most likely candidate for the title, but they will drop any reference to IMF and barely connect it with the other movies and that way they don't have to pay anybody . No IMF theme, no IMF awesome, no Phelps reference, nothing. It's the perfect reboot - all the brand recognition without any of the licensing fees. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF MOVIES BASED ON BELOVED PROPERTIES! Expect a new wave of films that sort of barely reference the source material and don't actually have any of the parts that reference rights but sort of resemble them. Sort of like picture a story about a guy who shoots "strands" from his hands and climbs walls with "nanotech" and is named "Parker" but isn't actually called Spider-Man and nobody refers to him as SPIDER-MAN and he fights no actual supervillains. THIS IS THE FUTURE OF COMIC BOOK MOVIES AND THE FUTURE OF LICENSED PROPERTY MOVIES! MARK THESE WORDS!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:20 a.m. CST

    The MI:III score was terrible!!!!!

    by Drsambeckett1984

    The score for MI:2 was genius!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Jar Jar Abrams pussified action with MI:3

    by AsimovLives

    He pussified spy fiction with his ALIAS nonsense. He pussified mindfuck with his mental retarded LOST. He pussified SF with his Star Trek In Name Only abomination. He will futher pussify SF with his whatever it's called next movie he fooled Spielberg to spend money on. And he will pussify even futher the action genre with his overlordshipness of MI4. The man is in a quest to turn all movie genres into images of himself, a retard untalented pussy fuck.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:33 a.m. CST

    The pussification of cinema thanks to Jar Jar Abrams

    by AsimovLives

    And how AICN rejoiced at it. Somebody should make a THE SOCIAL NETWORK style movie about how Jar Jar Abrams is fucking up american TV and cinema through his quest of pussification.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:42 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I'm clueless about a shitty overrated "director" and his shitty movies? To quote the song, the joke is on you, friend.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:45 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Sure. But i don't base my opinion on what's said on the studio's marketing department and an hack's own personal publicity. I base my opinions by watching the movies. There's a difference there.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Mission Hardly Impossible At All

    by AsimovLives

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Mission Deux Ex Machina

    by AsimovLives

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The score from MI2 was the truly only good thing i took from that movie. Whileit's not all great, it has some truly very good moments. MI3 doesn't even have that. That Michael Giacchino clown has to be one of the most overrated non-talent composing scores going about. His only good score was for THE INCREDIBLES, and that's because it's a complete rip off of John Barry's spy movie scores. When people praise the score of THE INCREDIBLES, they should praise John Barry, not that Giacchino douchbag.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:24 a.m. CST

    How about M:I::::::4::::::::: ?

    by Mr Gorilla

    The colonic irrigation.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives we all do the same thing like you

    by KilliK

    you were saying?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5 a.m. CST


    by Drsambeckett1984

    While we disagree on some things, I'm glad to see we agree on this point! <P> MI:2 may not be perfect but its a million times better than 3!!!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST


    by HopkinsBalls

    That is literally all this is about...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    69 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    MI4:Couch Jumpers

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Let me guess: one of the MI agents is a bad guy!

    by Laserhead

    Just like the last three fucking films.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    MI2 is dumb. MI3 is insulting.