Movie News: 'M:I 5' Will Reteam Tom Cruise with 'Jack Reacher' Director; 'Star Trek' Writers Back for Part Three

Movie News: 'M:I 5' Will Reteam Tom Cruise with 'Jack Reacher' Director; 'Star Trek' Writers Back for Part Three

Aug 06, 2013

Jack Reacher

Mission: Impossible 5: Veteran screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), whose recent turn in the director's chair for Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise, gained him newfound respect, will direct the next installment in the Mission: Impossible series of action thrillers, confirming a report from last November. The project will reteam him with Cruise; Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) wrote the screenplay. No official release date or title has been announced. [Paramount Pictures/Skydance Productions]

Star Trek 3: Busy blockbuster specialists Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci are in negotiations to return to their roles as scriptwriters for the next installment of the Star Trek franchise, with J.J. Abrams in negotiations to produce again. The trio teamed up for the first two episodes of the rebooted series; right now, it appears that Star Trek Into Darkness cowriter Damon Lindelof will not be returning. When, exactly, things might get underway, given Abrams' involvement as director of Star Wars: Episode VII, remains an unanswered question. [The Hollywood Reporter]

American Sniper: Steven Spielberg will not be directing American Sniper, the big-screen adaptation of legendary military assassin Chris Kyle's book. Bradley Cooper is set to star as Kyle and also serve as one of the producers. Reportedly, Spielberg "couldn’t square his vision of this movie with the budget," which is disappointing since he liked Jason Hall's screenplay and seemed to be committed to making the movie his next release, after stepping away from big-budget action movie Robopocalpse earlier in the year. [Deadline]

Jobs Trailer: The newest trailer for Joshua Michael Stern's Jobs plays up the idea of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs as an American legend. The biopic covers about 30 years of his life in a little more than two hours; Ashton Kutcher stars, with Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, Matthew Modine and J.K. Simmons in supporting roles. The movie opens in theaters on August 16. [MovieClips]

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