While doing the press rounds for Jack Reacher, director Christopher McQuarrie was not shy in admitting that he had spent the past decade in director’s jail following the disappointment of his 2000 feature directorial debut The Way of the Gun. Luckily, it looks like that slump is very much over. McQuarrie is currently prepping Mission: Impossible 5 as his next film, and he’s now added another project to his to-do list. Deadline reports that McQuarrie will direct and produce an adaptation of the 1970s anime Star Blazers for Skydance Productions. The sci-fi story revolves around an old spaceship in the year 2199 that must go to another planet and pick up a device that can save the Earth, which has been under siege from hostile aliens using radioactive warfare.
Hit the jump for more, including the news of when M:I 5 will start production.