Paramount has announced that Mission: Impossible 5 will be released in IMAX, which is exciting, but also means director Christopher McQuarrie has a tough act to follow since Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was incredible in IMAX. So not only does McQuarrie have to top the Burj Khalifa scene, he also has to make sure his huge sequence (which apparently involves Tom Cruise being strapped to the side of a plane) sends the audience for a spin.
The press release says that the film is being “digitally re-mastered” in IMAX, which means that unlike Ghost Protocol, the new movie didn’t film in IMAX cameras. That’s a shame, but it’s by no means a deal-breaker. Ghost Protocol revitalized the franchise, and I’m eager to see where the fifth installment will take Ethan Hunt and Co.
Check out the press release below. Mission: Impossible 5 opens July 31st, and also stars Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, and Rebecca Ferguson.
THE FIFTH INSTALLMENT IN THE “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE” FRANCHISE,
FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES, SKYDANCE PRODUCTIONS AND BAD ROBOT,
WILL BE RELEASED IN IMAX® THEATRES GLOBALLY BEGINNING JULY 31st
HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 13th, 2015) – Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Bad Robot, and IMAX Corporation today announced that the fifth installment in the blockbuster “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE” franchise, directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theaters worldwide beginning July 31st.
The new film is produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. The executive producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger of Skydance Productions and Jake Myers. Drew Pearce, Christopher McQuarrie, Will Staples, Laeta Kalogridis & Patrick Lussier and Dylan Kussman wrote the screenplay, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.
The newest installment reunites Cruise with stars from 2011’s “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL,” including Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. Joining the cast is Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson and Sean Harris.
“IMAX is so important in giving the audience the best experience of the film we have made. I am very happy to have this partnership on the next ‘MISSION,’” said Cruise.
“After the innovative way we worked with our longtime partners Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Bad Robot and Tom Cruise on the record-setting ‘MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL,’ we are beyond thrilled to once again offer audiences The IMAX Experience® of the latest installment of this action-packed franchise,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “This film was literally made for IMAX and summer moviegoing.”
Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures said, “Audiences the world over proved with the last ‘MISSION’ that the IMAX experience is not to be missed and so we are all thrilled to again partner with Rich, Greg and everyone at IMAX to bring this next exciting installment to their screens this summer.”
The “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE” franchise has earned more than $2 billion at the box office, making it one of the most successful franchises in movie history.
The IMAX® release of the latest “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE “ film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.