Paramount celebrated Election Night by announcing release dates for several films, including the next installment in Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible franchise.
Mission: Impossible 6 will hit theaters on July 27, 2018, the studio revealed Tuesday.
Christopher McQuarrie, who directed the last installment, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, wrote the script for M:I6 and will helm.
Paramount also announced that filmmaker Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, starring Matt Damon, will open nationwide on Dec. 22, 2017 the heart of awards season. The sci-fi comedy-drama stars Damon opposite Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Sudeikis.
Further, the struggling studio has set an April 28, 2017, release date for an untitled horror film and a Nov. 2, 2017, release date for an untitled event film.
Mission: Impossible is a series of action spy thriller films based on the television series of the same name, produced by and starring Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt.
The series follows the missions of the Impossible Missions Force’s main field team under the command of Hunt, who is forced to take over after the team is betrayed from within in the first film. As such, the series focuses on Hunt as the lead character as opposed to the ensemble cast structure of the television series.
The series is the 18th-highest-grossing film series of all time with over $2 billion worth of worldwide gross.
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