Paramount must be very pleased with Jack Reacher. They’ve asked the film’s writer/director Christopher McQuarrie to direct the next installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.
It seems like a good fit considering I:M‘s producer/star Tom Cruise, who plays the same roles in Reacher, has worked with McQuarrie on just about everything Cruise has done since Valkerie.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was a big hit for Paramount. The film not only rebooted the franchise, but also Cruise’s career; so the pic is a high priority for all Paramount’
Producer J.J. Abrams is also onboard with McQuarrie, so all signs point to this happening.
Jack Reacher, based on the novel One Shot by Lee Child, hits theatres December 21st.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter