Mission: Impossible 6

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Mission: Impossible 6
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Produced by
Written by Christopher McQuarrie
Based on Mission: Impossible
by Bruce Geller
Music by Joe Kraemer
Cinematography Rob Hardy
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • July 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)
Country United States
Language English

Mission: Impossible 6 is an upcoming American action spy film written, co-produced and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series and stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris all reprising their roles from previous films, with Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby, Sian Brooke and Angela Bassett joining the franchise. The film will be released on July 27, 2018, by Paramount Pictures and will be the first film in the series to be released in Real D 3D. The film will be released in Theaters, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D.



On May 23, 2015, The Tracking Board reported that Paramount Pictures was developing a sixth Mission: Impossible film with Tom Cruise, J. J. Abrams for Bad Robot, and David Ellison and Dana Goldberg returning to produce the film for Skydance, along with Don Granger and Matt Grimm executive producing and Elizabeth Raposo overseeing development.[10] On July 28, 2015, Cruise confirmed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart that a sixth film was already being developed, and he told Jon Stewart that the shooting of the film would start in summer 2016.[11] Later on August 2, 2015, Paramount's executive Rob Moore told Variety that the sequel was already in works, stating that they were "very happy to be developing this movie with Tom," and "there has to be another movie."[12] On November 19, 2015, it was announced that Paramount had hired again Christopher McQuarrie to write the film while it was possible that he would also direct the film, and the studio was moving fast with plans for shooting to start in August 2016.[13] On November 30, 2015, McQuarrie confirmed through his Twitter account that he would be back for directing duty as well, and would also produce the film along with Cruise.[14][15] On December 8, 2015, Showbiz411 confirmed that the fifth film's female lead, Rebecca Ferguson, would be returning for the sequel.[2]

On August 19, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Paramount had halted pre-production on the film due to dispute over salary between Cruise and the studio, which Cruise wanted to get equal or more what he was being paid by Universal Studios for the film The Mummy.[16] On September 16, THR confirmed that Cruise's dispute over salary with the studio had been resolved and the production would now begin in Spring 2017.[1] In November, Jeremy Renner—who portrayed William Brandt in Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation—stated that he was unsure if he would be part of the sixth film, due to scheduling conflicts with Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and its untitled sequel (2019).[17] His non-inclusion was confirmed in March 2017 at CinemaCon.[3]

In February, McQuarrie revealed that the film would include more backstory to Hunt's personal life.[18] On June 13, 2017, Michelle Monaghan was announced to return as Ethan Hunt's wife Julia Meade.[19]


Filming was slated to start in Paris on April 10.[20] Other locations include London, India, New Zealand and Norway.[21][22] Filming officially began on April 8, 2017.[23] The movie will be filmed using IMAX 3D digital cameras, but have not yet confirmed if they are filming it entirely or for selected scenes. Some of the filming was also taking place in New Zealand in July 2017.[24] The municipality of Forsand in Norway allowed the closing of Preikestolen for a time in autumn for the film's shoot; only crew members and cast were allowed to approach the mountain for nine consecutive days. They also were allowed up to 50 helicopter landings per day.[25] In August 2017, Cruise injured his right leg on the London set during filming.[26][27] Following his accident, the studio halted the production for at least nine weeks which would be taken to heal Cruise's broken ankle and other injuries, and released a statement saying that they would be keeping the July 2018 release date for the film.[28] Filming resumed in early October 2017, with Tom Cruise spotted on set seven weeks after his initial injury, and two weeks earlier than initially planned.[29]


Mission: Impossible 6 is scheduled to be released on July 27, 2018, by Paramount Pictures in Real D 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D.[30]


  1. ^ a b Kit, Borys (September 16, 2016). "Tom Cruise Closes 'Mission: Impossible 6' Deal, Preproduction to Resume (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Friedman, Roger (December 8, 2015). "Mission Accomplished: Rebecca Ferguson First Tom Cruise Leading Lady Doing a Second "M:I"". Showbiz411. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Mission: Impossible 6 Announces Cast, One Major Actor Won't Return - CINEMABLEND". CINEMABLEND. 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  4. ^ Patrick Hipes. "Michelle Monaghan Returning For 'Mission: Impossible 6'". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (7 March 2017). "Henry Cavill Joins Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible 6'". Variety. 
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (3 March 2017). "'The Crown' Star Vanessa Kirby Lands Lead Role in 'Mission: Impossible 6' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. 
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (23 March 2017). "'Sherlock' Star Sian Brooke Joins Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible 6' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. 
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 4, 2017). "'Mission: Impossible 6' Adds Frederick Schmidt; Golden Brooks Cast In 'The Darkest Minds'". Deadline. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  9. ^ Angela Bassett Boards ‘Mission: Impossible 6’
  10. ^ Chase, Lou (May 23, 2015). "{TB Exclusive} "Mission: Impossible 6" Already In Development At Paramount". The Tracking Board. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (July 29, 2015). "Tom Cruise Announces Plans for 'Mission: Impossible 6'". Variety. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (August 2, 2015). "'Mission: Impossible 6′: Paramount Backs Tom Cruise for Another Sequel". Variety. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 19, 2015). "Christopher McQuarrie Eyeing Return for 'Mission: Impossible 6' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Christopher McQuarrie on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  15. ^ Pedersen, Erik (November 30, 2015). "Christopher McQuarrie Back To Write & Direct 'Mission: Impossible 6'". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  16. ^ Kit, Borys (August 19, 2016). "Tom Cruise 'Mission: Impossible 6' Pay Dispute Halts Preproduction". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Avengers: Infinity War May Force Jeremy Renner to Skip M:I 6". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  18. ^ "How Mission: Impossible 6 Will Be Different From The Previous Movies". CINEMABLEND. 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  19. ^ Patrick Hipes. "Michelle Monaghan Returning For 'Mission: Impossible 6'". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Christopher McQuarrie Talks Mission: Impossible 6". Comingsoon.net. 17 February 2017. 
  21. ^ "Mission: Impossible 6 Shooting in IMAX 3D". Screen Rant. 28 March 2017. 
  22. ^ "Stenger Preikestolen i ni dager for Tom Cruise". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). July 20, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  23. ^ Romano, Nick (April 8, 2017). "Mission: Impossible 6 director announces the start of filming". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 
  24. ^ Evry, Max (July 10, 2017). "Mission: Impossible 6 Cast Photo as New Zealand Shoot Ends". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  25. ^ Madshus, Karin; Karianne, Grindem (July 21, 2017). "Tom Cruise-innspilling på Preikestolen kan skuffe 350 maratonløpere". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Tom Cruise Injured in 'Mission Impossible 6' Stunt". TMZ. 13 August 2017. 
  27. ^ "Tom Cruise hurt filming 'Mission: Impossible 6' roof-jumping stunt". The Los Angeles Times. 14 August 2017. 
  28. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (August 16, 2017). "Tom Cruise Stunt Injury Shuts Down 'M:I 6 – Mission Impossible'". Deadline. Retrieved August 16, 2017. 
  29. ^ "Tom Cruise Gets Back to Work on 'Mission: Impossible 6' After Set Injury". Collider. October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
  30. ^ McClintock, Pamela (November 8, 2016). "Tom Cruise's 'Mission: Impossible 6' Lands Summer 2018 Release Date". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 

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  • Mission: Impossible 6 on IMDb
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