2011's "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" did exactly what it set out to do in terms of reviving the "Mission: Impossible" cinematic franchise, both aesthetically (with stunning action sequences such as the now famous scaling of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai) and at the box office (the film grossed $694,713,380 in worldwide box office sales).
Franchise star and producer Tom Cruise could not be happier with the renewed interest in the adventures of Ethan Hunt and his team.
"I started 'Mission: Impossible' hoping I could make many of them. It's a character that I can grow with," Cruise said in a recent interview with Total Film magazine. "At that time it was the most expensive film in the history of Paramount Pictures, and the first film I was producing."
Both the franchise and Cruise have traveled a long journey since that time. But it looks as if his long term goals for Hunt and "Mission: Impossible" are coming to fruition. Indeed, the actor has already begun conceptual work on "Mission: Impossible 5".
“We’re already working on different images. I love traveling around promoting different movies because I’m always looking at different places, and I always walk around to see the city. I look at architecture, subways... coming up with different sequences.”
One has to wonder what kind of elaborate stunt sequence his travels have inspired for this next film.
As to how far the franchise will go, Cruise says he'd love to keep going as long as the audience is interested.
"I’ll make as many as people want to see," he says "because they’re very challenging and so much fun to make.”
We will keep you updated as details on "Mission: Impossible 5" emerge.
In the interim, you can see Cruise in "Jack Reacher" in AMC Theatres beginning on December 21.
Source: Total Film
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