Principal Photography on ARIES aka MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE IV Begins in December

     September 16, 2010

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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.

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