Paramount is getting the "Jack Reacher" duo back together for another entry in the blockbuster franchise
Chris McQuarrie has signed on to direct Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible 5."
McQuarrie, who has long been rumored for the director's chair, just tweeted:
— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) August 5, 2013
Cruise, who is also producing "Mission: Impossible 5," just confirmed the news on his official Twitter feed. He recently worked with McQuarrie on Paramount's "Jack Reacher."
David Ellison's Skydance Productions will co-finance the sequel with Paramount, and Skydance will also produce with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot banner.
"Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" added Jeremy Renner to the spy franchise and grossed nearly $700 million worldwide back in 2011.
McQuarrie who won an Oscar for writing "The Usual Suspects," is repped by CAA, Key Creatives and attorney David Fox.