Tom Cruise will star and produce the sequel with J.J. Abrams, whose “Star Wars: Episode VII” opens one week earlier
Paramount will release “Mission: Impossible 5″ on Christmas Day 2015, which is just one week after Disney debuts J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
Tom Cruise returns to produce alongside Abrams and Skydance Productions principal David Ellison, as well as reprise his role as super-spy Ethan Hunt.
Drew Pearce wrote the script for the latest sequel, which will open the same day as Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night.”
“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” also opened in December and went on to gross nearly $700 million worldwide.