Tom Cruise and his Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie are working hard on Ethan Hunt’s eighth impossible mission. But they are also planning their next project. They are working on three different projects, one of which is an action movie like what audiences expect from Cruise. The other two are a musical and a possible Tropic Thunder spinoff.
The first project is described as an “original song and dance-style” musical being planned as a star vehicle for Cruise, sources told Deadline. Cruise learned to sing for the 2012 Rock of Ages film adaptation. People have known he could dance since he danced to “Old Time Rock and Roll” in Risky Business. One of the other projects is an “original action film with franchise potential.” Deadline offered no other details about that movie.
Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie are interested in making a movie about Les Grossman, the executive from Ben Stiller‘s Tropic Thunder. It is not clear if they want to make a movie with him as the main character or have him in a supporting role. McQuarrie was not involved in the making of Stiller’s 2008 Hollywood satire, and he has never worked on a comedy before. However, he is currently working on all three projects with Cruise.
Cruise is also developing a fourth project with McQuarrie – the one he plans to film in outer space. Back in May 2020, Deadline reported Cruise was working with Elon Musk’s Space X and NASA to make a movie with scenes filmed in space. Director Doug Liman, who directed Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow and American Made, is attached and Universal Studios is backing the movie.
Tom Cruise’s most recent movie, Top Gun: Maverick, was a huge success. The film was released 36 years after the first Top Gun movie and grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide. In North America, it grossed $662.5 million alone. This makes the movie the highest-grossing movie of the year and the 13th-highest-grossing movie of all time.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reconking Part One will be released on July 14, 2023. It is the seventh movie in the M: I franchise. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reconking Part Two will open on June 28, 2024.
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