Another Mission Impossible Movie Already in the Works

Tom Cruise will attempt the impossible for a sixth time.

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Before the fifth entry in the series can even debut, Tom Cruise has confirmed that another Mission Impossible movie is already in development.

Cruise appeared on The Daily Show this week to promote the release of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which lands in theaters tomorrow, July 31 (and some theaters today). He discussed how the original Mission Impossible was the first movie he ever produced, and how he's wanted to continue making them. Asked if they'll continue beyond Rogue Nation, Cruise has a surprisingly honest response.

"Yeah, we're starting to work on it now," he said when Jon Stewart inquired about plans for a sixth movie. "We'll probably start shooting it next summer."

That's likely not the way Paramount Pictures wanted the movie to be announced, but considering the success of the franchise--the excellent Ghost Protocol grossed almost $695 million worldwide--a sixth entry isn't much of a surprise. Seemingly the only thing that might stand in the way is Cruise's age--he's 53--though that didn't stop Liam Neeson from turning into an action star with Taken at the age of 55.

Based on the TV series of the same name, the Mission Impossible movie series debuted in 1996. The recent entries, aside from being quite good, have been marked with increasingly crazy stunts that Cruise himself attempts.

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