Will Staples to Write MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 Script

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Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 5 have already secured director Christopher McQuarrie and a Christmas Day 2015 release date, but now the studio and star/producer Tom Cruise have tapped Will Staples to pen the script.  Who’s Will Staples, you ask?  Well the bulk of his resume takes place in the world of video games such as Need for Speed: Rivals and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.  He is, however, attached to several films in development, including Warner Bros.’ Ben Affleck-starrer and directing vehicle Blood & Treasure, Fox’s Myth, and the Jeremy Renner vehicle King of Heists

Cruise will return as operative Ethan Hunt, alongside Simon Pegg and the rumored Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton.  Drew Pearce was the previous screenwriter attached to Paramount’s upcoming franchise action picture, but that was before McQuarrie came on board last summer, so it will be interesting to see how the new writing/directing pair get along.  (Via THR)




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  • yrulaughing418

    Need for Speed: Rivals had a writer?
    It’s a game with no story or characters…

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      That just means it’s really easy. “Ready, set, go!” like 100 times.

  • Michael N.

    What is up with these completely unknown writers such as Jack Paglen (Transcendence), Jon Spaiths (Prometheus), Michael Green (Green Lantern) getting to write movies with such great potential and then fucking it up every time.

  • Michael N.

    What is up with these completely unknown writers such as Jack Paglen (Transcendence), Jon Spaiths (Prometheus), Michael Green (Green Lantern) getting to write movies with such great potential and then fucking it up every time.

    • dude

      To be fair, it was most likely Damon Lindelof who fucked up Prometheus than Jon Spaiths. I hear his draft at least made sense.

      • vitextreeradar

        on the special features theres footage of spaiths throwing darts at random concepts that he pinned to a dartboard to assemble the plot of prometheus. that was the scariest thing i have ever seen outside of a horror movie.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        I’m pretty sure if anyone is to blame over the changes it’s Ridley Scott. If Ridley didn’t like the changes, they wouldn’t have moved forward.

  • DEADP00L

    When is there going to be a female Bond and a female Mission impossible?

    • lordjim

      when you write one, and your book makes some cash?most female writers prefer romance and thrillers so that´s not our fault is it?watch hanna (2011), i loved it, but the combination of action and fairy tale analogies is not for everyone.

      • DEADP00L

        I did watch it although I still think it’s beyond underrated.

  • Redjester

    In the best news not being reported on Collider, James Franco is going to play Tommy Wisseau, the writer/creator/star of the utterly fantastic film ‘The Room’ in a film about Wisseau’s life. All I know is if Franco isn’t tossing a football about in every scene, they clearly took too much of an artistic license with the script.

    Some gems we can look forward to:
    You’re lying, I did not hit you! You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!
    (and)
    I did not hit her, I did not… Oh, hi Mark!

    This could both be the best and the worst decision of Franco’s relatively young career, lol…

  • Javier Martínez

    Why Brad Bird at least did not return to write?

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