Principal photography on Aries aka Mission: Impossible IV is set to begin December 6 and continue through March 7, 2011. While we knew that Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible IV wasn’t going to be titled “Mission: Impossible IV”, Production Weekly’s tweet regarding the start date doesn’t mean “Aries” is the title of the fourth Mission:Impossible movie. “Aries” is probably just a working title.
Hit the jump for a recap on everything we currently know about the next Mission: Impossible, which is set to open on December 16, 2011.
Here’s what we know about the next Mission: Impossible movie:
- The new movie will be a reboot of the series and won’t be called Mission: Impossible IV.
- Tom Cruise is returning to play Ethan Hunt. Instead of leading a team this time out, he’ll be working alongside a new agent played by Jeremy Renner. The idea is that Renner’s character could lead the franchise from here on out, although Cruise still plans to return for a fifth film.
- Ving Rhames will be reprising his role as Luther Stickell and that Simon Pegg is in talks to return as well.
- Paula Patton (Precious) will play a young operative who works with Ethan Hunt.