Christopher McQuarrie in Mission: Impossible 5

Christopher McQuarrie

Christopher McQuarrie in Mission: Impossible 5

The Way of the Gun and Jack Reacher writer-director Christopher McQuarrie is set to helm the upcoming Mission: Impossible 5.

“Mission: Accepted,” he posted to his Twitter feed moments ago.

Following a worldwide gross of $694.7 million for the franchise’s most recent entry, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions recently signed leading man Tom Cruise to reprise the role of Ethan Hunt and to produce.

McQuarrie, who is likely to both write and direct the new film, also previously supplied the screenplay to Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie, in which Cruise starred. He’s also among the screenwriters on the upcoming Cruise sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow.