In a surprising piece of news, Paramount Pictures has moved its 5th installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise (currently titled Mission: Impossible 5, though a subtitle is expected a la Ghost Protocol) from Christmas Day to July 31st!
That's five months sooner than expected and just over six months away!
Little is known about the flick other than it will once again star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, as well as Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, franchise stalwart Ving Rhames and newcomers Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin.
J.J. Abrams (who co-write and directed the 3rd entry) is once again producing under his Bad Robot banner alongside Skydance Productions after their success with Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol in 2011. Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) is directing with a script by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3).
Filming began last August in Austria and was believed to have been completed last month in London.
Expect more on the film soon as it's new release date likely means an imminent marketing campaign (Super Bowl spot anyone?).
Source: Paramount Pictures