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"Lost" star Josh Holloway is joining the "Mission: Impossible" team.
In his first major screen role since wrapping the ABC show, Holloway is in final negotiations to act as a member of the Impossible Mission Force, the secret agent task force headed by Tom Cruise in Paramount’s "Mission: Impossible 4."
Holloway boards the ever-growing Brad Bird-directed pic, whose cast, in addition to Cruise, already includes Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Vladimir Mashkov as well as franchise vets Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg.
Story details are being kept in a self-destructable vault thus no information on Holloway’s character was available.
J.J. Abrams, who is producing with Cruise and Paula Wagner, worked on the story with scribes Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, who have written the screenplay.
The production is scouting locations in Vancouver, Prague and Dubai for a fall shoot with an eye towards a December 2011 release.
"Impossible" will be the first studio picture for Holloway, who spent six seasons as heartthrob anti-hero Sawyer on "Lost," which was exec produced by Abrams. He has appeared in a couple of indies, including "Stay Cool" and "Whisper," although he had to pass on larger opportunities that tended to overlap the TV show, which shot in Hawaii. [...]
Russian superstar Vladimir Mashkov has been cast alongside Tom Cruise in Paramount's fourth "Mission: Impossible" movie, the studio has confirmed to TheWrap.
Mashkov will play a Russian agent in Brad Bird's big-budget sequel, which also stars franchise newcomers Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton, as well as returning cast members Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg. [...]
Michael Nyqvist, who played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and its sequels, will play one of the lead villains in Paramount's "Mission: Impossible 4." [...]
Paula Patton has landed that female lead role that Deadline told you she was testing for, alongside actresses Lauren German and Kristen Kreuk. I'm told that Patton will play a young operative who works with Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt character. The film will not be called Mission: Impossible 4. Cruise and JJ Abrams, who hatched the project together, always envisioned it as a franchise reboot. The film begins production in the fall with Brad Bird directing Cruise, who'll co-star with The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner in what was another hotly contested role. Paramount co-finances the $140 million film with David Ellison's Skydance banner. It marks the first film for Cruise and Paramount since he left the studio after generating over $3 billion in worldwide grosses for Paramount.
[...] Jeremy Renner has signed to star alongside Tom Cruise in Paramount Pictures' Mission: Impossible IV.
It is the second big part Renner has landed after his role in the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker. He's also set to play Hawkeye in Marvel Studios and Paramount's The Avengers, coming to theaters on May 4, 2012. Renner can next be seen in theaters in Ben Affleck's The Town on September 17.
Production on the fourth installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is scheduled to begin this fall under the direction of Brad Bird. J.J. Abrams is producing the December 16, 2011 release with Cruise.
Ving Rhames, who stars in the upcoming Piranha 3D, revealed on Wednesday's episode of Lopez Tonight that he'll return as Luther Stickell in Paramount's Mission: Impossible IV. He played the character in the first three movies.
He'll be joining Tom Cruise and possibly Simon Pegg, who is reportedly in talks to return as Benji Dunn, in the Brad Bird-directed action thriller scheduled for a release on December 16, 2011.
J.J. Abrams is producing the fourth installment, written by Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec.
The film is said to be targeting a September start.
On Thursday, Paramount Pictures announced that Mission: Impossible IV was being pushed back from May 27, 2011 to December 16, 2011. Now the director has been confirmed as well.
Tom Cruise talked to Empire magazine and said that it is indeed Brad Bird taking on the director's chair, as rumors had suggested. Bird is of course the director of critically-acclaimed movies The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille.
Cruise, who is starring and producing with J.J. Abrams, said "we're working with Brad right now. I don't know if I'm allowed to talk about it but everything's signed... Brad is doing it."
He added that "we're having a lot of fun. I like working with people I just love hanging out with, you get to hang out and laugh and talk stories and movies and technology: what are we going to do?"
Heat Vision meldet...
As the search for a "Mission: Impossible IV" director intensifies, a surprising contender has emerged: Brad Bird.
Finding a director has been a top priority for star Tom Cruise, who reprises his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt and is producing with J.J. Abrams. Paramount set a May 27, 2011, release date for the movie and is eyeing a summer start. A tentpole of this magnitude needs a lot of prep time to iron out things such as massive set pieces and worldwide locations.
Cruise and Abrams have been meeting with helmers new and old, including "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer and Edgar Wright, who has "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" coming out this summer. [...]
Bird would not be the first Pixar-ite to jump into live action. Andrew Stanton, who directed "Finding Nemo" and "WALL-E" is in London shooting "John Carter of Mars," a big-screen translation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs hero.
If Bird does end up directing "MI4," however, he would beat Stanton to the big-screen, as "Carter" has a 2012 release date.
The fourth installment of the moneymaking "Mission" franchise, based on the 1960s TV series, has been in the works for a while but gained traction in February when Cruise officially made it his next starring gig.
Plot details are being kept under a lid of secrecy, but Abrams worked on the story with scribes Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, who have written the screenplay.
Paramount Pictures announced today that it is making Mission: Impossible IV. The film, which will be produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Bad Robot Productions and will star Cruise, will be released Memorial Day weekend 2011.
"Tom and J.J. are great talents and we are excited to be working with them to re-launch this legendary franchise," said Paramount Pictures Chairman & CEO Brad Grey.
Screenwriters Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are attached to write the script, from an original idea by Cruise and Abrams.
The studio, Cruise and Abrams are in now the process of identifying a director for the film. Cruise's "Mission: Impossible" franchise has grossed over 1.4 billion globally.
Mission: Impossible IV will be co-financed by David Ellison's Skydance Productions. [...]
MTV sprach mit J.J. Abrams über "Mission: Impossible 4"...
[...] "The goal would be for Tom [Cruise] to be in the film."
What he wouldn't say anything about was the story, other than admitting that there is one. "A script is being written," Abrams said. "There's an insanely long outline, it is probably longer than the script. It's going great... we're very excited and we're looking to make that movie." [...]
Collider.com sprach mit J.J. Abrams, u.a. über "Mission: Impossible 4"...
SCI FI Wire sprach mit J.J. Abrams...
[...] Any momentum on Mission: Impossible IV?
Abrams: Yeah, we have a really cool story. It's being written right now by Andre Nemec and Josh Applebaum.
What's your ETA on when you'll see the draft?
Abrams: We're hoping to get it soon, like by the end of the year.
Could it work out for you to direct it?
Abrams: I'm open to anything. [...]
Paramount Pictures and producers Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have officially lit the fuse on "Mission: Impossible IV," setting Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec to write the screenplay.
While those scribes aren’t big feature names yet, they join a roster of writers who transitioned from Abrams TV series creations to pen the features he directs and produces through his Bad Robot banner.
Applebaum and Nemec spent four seasons with Abrams as co-exec producers of "Alias," and they will script "M:I 4" based on a story Abrams wrote with them.
While the only other commitments so far are for Cruise and Abrams to produce the film together, sources said that Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt, will certainly be involved in an onscreen capacity. Pic is aimed for a 2011 release.
Applebaum and Nemec are the creators of the new ABC series "Happy Town" and previously created "October Road" and the U.S. version of "Life on Mars" for ABC.
"I’ve been looking forward to working with Josh and Andre again for years," Abrams said. "Their sense of balance between character and action is wonderful, which I know is hugely important to Tom as well. We’re off to an exciting start, so, as usual, fingers crossed." [...]
"Mission: Impossible IV," which once seemed truly impossible, is taking shape at Paramount.
Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have agreed to co-produce the sequel, which is aimed at a 2011 release.
The return of Cruise to Par itself is surprising in view of the circumstances surrounding his departure in August 2006. Apparently irked by the heft of Cruise's deal, among other issues, Viacom chief Sumner Redstone abruptly terminated the 14-year relationship between the star and the studio. Cruise's then-CAA agent, Rick Nicita, termed Redstone's decision "shockingly offensive and graceless."
The rift led to Cruise becoming the chief of United Artists and taking a more active role in production decisions. Redstone, meanwhile, has sought to heal the relationship. At a recent appearance, he described the star as "a great actor and a good friend."
The "Mission" installment would augment Paramount's formidable array of sequels, which will include "Star Trek 2" and a third "Transformers."k
Work on "Mission: Impossible IV" would inevitably be delayed by the busy schedules of the participants.
Abrams will be responsible for guiding the "Star Trek" sequel, while Cruise recently committed to an untitled pic (formerly called "Wichita") for 20th Century Fox that will be directed by James Mangold and co-star Cameron Diaz.
Cruise and Denzel Washington are also awaiting a rewrite on the David Cronenberg-directed "The Matarese Circle," the MGM thriller based on the Robert Ludlum novel.
[...] Star Trek director J.J. Abrams tells TV Guide that he will be producing the fourth "Mission: Impossible" film.
"I am incredibly honored that Tom has invited me back as a producer on 'Mission: Impossible 4,'" said Abrams, who directed 2006's Mission: Impossible III, but hasn't yet committed to directing the fourth.
"Tom and I have come up with a really cool idea we are pursuing," he added. [...]
[...] Tom Cruise was on the popular SMAP SMAP program here in Japan (HERE), and when asked about the Mission Impossible franchise he revealed that he has started work on the fourth installment...he's working on the story right now.
He also commented that during his visit here he'd been thinking about how to stage a big action sequence in downtown Tokyo..dunno if he was just being polite, but sounds like a cool setting for the series, what? [...]
Die LA Times widmet sich der stagnierenden Filmkarriere von Tom Cruise...
[...] according to a Paramount executive, talk of a sequel to "Top Gun" or another "Mission Impossible" is just hoopla.
According to the executive, the studio did discuss internally making a new installment of Cruise's signature franchise, "Mission Impossible," without Cruise but backed off once it realized the extent of his contractual rights over the material, both as a producer and star.
Five years ago, it would have been unthinkable that a studio wouldn't jump at making another installment of a Cruise franchise, but he faces the reality of any actor moving into middle age. It's unclear whether he's going to reclaim his popularity or, as his "Tropic Thunder" character says in the movie, become "a white star heading toward a black hole." [...]
Wie Access Hollywood meldet, führt Tom Cruise Gespräche bzgl. "Mission: Impossible 4"...
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt Pro7 "Mission: Impossible 2"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 0.35 Uhr...
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt Pro7 "Mission: Impossible 2"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 2.35 Uhr...
Bei Moviehole gibt es neue Gerüchte zu "M:I-4"...
[...] It was reported in one of the free newspapers in London yesterday that Brad Pitt is to take over from Tom Cruise in the hugely successful Mission:Impossible franchise in "M:I:IV". Apparantly Mr. Pitt and partner Mr. Grey of Plan B fame (not forgetting Angelina's stake in this somewhere people) are to take the reigns from the Cruiser's Cruise/Wagner Productions, formerly housed at Paramount, where the 'B' is at.
The London Lite paper also stated Pitt won't take Cruise's Ethan Hunt character, but a new character for "Mission: Impossible 4". [...]
Moviehole berichtet über "M:I-4"...
[...] Wagner has come out declaring that they’re still keen to make a "Mission: Impossible 4", even if Paramount isn’t involved. "If it's the right script, why not?."
Cruise is apparently hot for another chapter, and has been toying with the idea of setting it in Japan. Maybe they can dust off the Fincher script?
Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die deutschen Kinocharts...
Zwar konnte sich "Mission: Impossible III " nicht so recht vom vergangenen Startwochenende erholen, doch mit vorerst noch geschätzten 245.000 Besuchern behauptete der Actionfilm am Wochenende vor dem Start von "The Da Vinci Code" souverän die Spitzenposition in den deutschen Charts. Nach dem zweiten Wochenende kann der Tom Cruise-Hit auf insgesamt knapp 700.000 Besucher verweisen. [...]
Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] "M:I:III" behielt die Chartspitze mit 24,5 Mio. Dollar: Der Tom-Cruise-Actioner baute akzeptable 49 Prozent ab und hält nach zehn Tagen bei 84,6 Mio. Dollar. [...]
Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die internationalen Kinocharts...
Erwartungsgemäß hat "Mission:Impossible III " am vergangenen Wochenende "Ice Age 2 - Jetzt taut's" von der internationalen Chartspitze abgelöst und dabei einige Rekorde erzielt. Wie UIP-President und -COO Andrew Cripps nach Angaben des "Hollywood Reporter" erklärte, bedeutet ein vorläufig noch geschätztes Einspiel von 70,3 Mio. Dollar das beste Startergebnis außerhalb Nordamerikas eines "Mission:Impossible"-Films. In Korea erzielte "M:I:III" mit einem Einspiel von 10,6 Mio. Dollar sogar das beste Startergebnis aller Zeiten eines UIP-Films, in Großbritannien (10,1 Mio. Dollar) das zweitbeste, Taiwan (3,1 Mio. Dollar), Mexiko (drei Mio. Dollar) und Brasilien (2,4 Mio. Dollar) folgen. Allerdings war "M:I:III" nicht das beste internationale Startergebnis eines Tom Cruise-Films: "Krieg der Welten" hatte es vor knapp einem Jahr auf 102,5 Mio. Dollar gebracht. [...]
Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
"M:I:III" hat sich als erster Titel der Sommersaison, wie erwartet, souverän an die Spitze gesetzt. Mit einem geschätzten Einspiel von 48,0 Mio. Dollar mag der Film etwas hinter den hoch gesteckten Erwartungen des Studios zurück geblieben sein, aber das Ergebnis spiegelt die Startwochenenden der Vorgänger ungefähr wider. Die waren jeweils mittwochs an einem fünftägigen Memorial-Day-Wochenende gestartet: "Mission: Impossible" war 1996 in 3012 Kinos von Freitag bis Sonntad auf 45,4 Mio. Dollar gekommen (komplettes Wochenende: 63,5 Mio. Dollar); "M:I-2" kam 2000 in 3653 Kinos auf 57,8 Mio. Dollar (komplettes Wochenende: 78,8 Mio. Dollar). Der neue Teil der Franchise wurde in 4054 Kinos ins Rennen geschickt und blieb zumindest hinter dem bislang erfolgreichsten Cruise-Start, "Krieg der Welten" (64,9 Mio. Dollar), zurück. Gespannt wird man nun verfolgen, wie sich die 150-Mio.-Dollar-Produktion, die in jedem Fall deutlich besser war als der vorjährige Früh-Mai-Titel "Königreich der Himmel", weiter schlagen wird. [...]
Tom Cruise's action threequel Mission: Impossible III made $17 million its opening day and is likely to end up around the $50 million mark or slightly higher for the weekend. Paramount released the film in 4,054 theatres, the fourth-widest release for a movie ever.
"M:i:III" will easily beat last year's Kingdom of Heaven, which opened to $19.6 million in 3,216 theaters the same weekend, but it may not surpass 2004's Van Helsing, which took in $51.7 million in 3,575 theaters. Reviews and word-of-mouth are strong enough for "M:i:III" that it could continue bringing in business over the next few weeks despite heavy competition.
The movie also opened in about 9,500 theaters in 55 markets overseas and should earn a bigger number internationally.
The first Mission: Impossible debuted with $63.5 million in May of 1996 and Mission: Impossible II collected $78.8 million its first weekend in May of 2000. [...]
Bei AICN wird fleissig über "M:I:III" diskutiert...
Bei Blackfilm.com gibt es ein Interview mit Ving Rhames...
Heute startet "M:I:III" in den deutschen Kinos... Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von MiraJeff...
[...] Kurtzman and Orci, Hollywood’s golden boys of the moment, have finally gone the whole way and written a movie that is thoroughly entertaining from start to finish, unlike The Island which was 2/3 of a good movie. Here, Ethan Hunt finally becomes a person, a human being, and not just a spy who like to go rock climbing. That was what passed for character development in Woo’s film. Hunt makes some tough decisions over the course of the movie. For the first time he seems truly challenged, and that alone is something to chew on during the movie. [...]
Moviehole sprach mit J.J. Abrams... Bei Moviehole gibt es auch eine Kritik zu "M:I:III"...
[...] Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci & J.J. Abrams have done a magnificent job with the story, and along with J.J.’s deft touch at Directing such a mammoth undertaking, everyone involved has made "Mission: Impossible 3" not only the best of the films so far, but have also made it THE film to beat - have no doubt in your mind, "M:I3" is a white-knuckle action packed film of the highest caliber, and cannot be missed. Simply the best film of 2006 to date.
Bei CS! gibt es eine umfangreiche "M:I:III"-Bildergalerie...
Paramount Pictures hat gegenüber MTV bestätigt, dass es keine Pläne für ein Mission: Impossible III-Spiel gibt. Der gleichnamige Kinofilm mit Tom Cruise kommt Anfang Mai in die deutschen Kinos.
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty...
[...] This film actually works because Abrams plays with three separate levels of iconography here. First, it is a prototypical JJ Abrams piece. Like a lot of guys working right now, Abrams has pretty much created his own sub-genre marked by a certain dialogue style, a storytelling technique, and a recurring cast of actors. It is also a Tom Cruise Movie in a big way. Tom gets to play an intense man of action who isn’t afraid to cry, and he rides a motorcycle ‘cause he’s a rebel, Dottie, a loner. And finally, it works because it is a no-shit-honest-to-God MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE film, absolutely faithful to the spirit of the Bruce Geller show. [...]
United International Pictures startet den Blockbuster "Mission:Impossible III" (4. Mai) parallel zur herkömmlichen Auswertung mit 35-Millimeter-Kopien auch digital. Damit will der Major den bereits technisch entsprechend ausgerüsteten Kinos eine Alternative anbieten.
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Massawyrm...
[...] This isn’t Mission: Impossible 3. This is Mission: Impossible - The Good One. The really good one. It’s an action blockbuster geek film, made by geeks for geeks. But Joe Six-Pack is gonna have a hell of a time too. One of those rare summer films that actually delivers on everything Summer films ‘promise’. Highly recommended for bitter M:I fans who have been waiting for the proper treatment of the material, anyone who enjoys action films, Abram fans... and pretty much anyone with a pulse that doesn’t look down their nose at movies with big stars or budgets. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es mittlerweile neun "M:I:III"-Clips und fünf Featuretten... Und bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Harry Knowles...
[...] Now that I’ve seen it - I would completely be paralyzed by geek overload by just how amazing I feel MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 is... and how it’s the best damn retooling of TRUE LIES that will ever be done.
Essentially - that’s the film. Only - it’s not a romantic comedy at its heart. There’s romance, but it’s a light overtone to the entire film. I’ve watched TRUE LIES a lot. And through all of that - the one thing that always kinda bugged me about the film is a lack of a strong villain... and how I wish it had been more intense, played more straight. I love the humor - but humor tends to be a valve to release tension - and had they not played it for laughs... Had scene after scene not been hit with jokes throughout... well, it would have been amazing. It would have been...
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3. [...]
If you’ve been a fan of ALIAS or LOST and you’re dying to see what J.J. can do with the big toys, you’re going to be blown away. The difference between this film and his television work is just amazing. On TV, J.J. has risen to the top of the game. With this first film, he proudly steps out bringing the right talent from his cathode ray tube days and mixed it with a great deal of wonderful cinematic talents. [...]
In all - this film isn’t a parody of a spy film, this movie isn’t goofing around. This is a seriously badass spy flick, and it will have critics around the country crowing about "Third Time’s The Charm!" [...]
Bei CS! gibt es einen exklusiven "M:I:III"-Ausschnitt...
Die Offizielle Website bietet in der Rubrik "Video" einen weiteren TV-Spot...
Bei TcH gibt es einen neuen TV-Spot !!!
Die Offizielle Website hat ihre Pforten geöffnet, bei CS! gibt es eine umfangreiche Bildergalerie und SoundtrackNet berichtet über die Aufnahmen für den "M:i:III" Soundtrack von Michael Giacchino...
Bei CS! gibt es ein deutsches "M:I:III"-Filmplakat...
Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Teaser-Poster, ein Interview mit Maggie Q und eine exklusive Stunt Featurette (Quicktime, 12.4 MB) !!!
Bei TcH gibt es neue Bilder... Und der neue "Mission: Impossible III" Trailer ist online !!!
Bei Moviefone gibt es einen japanischen Trailer...
Bei TcH gibt es einen neuen TV-Spot...
CS! berichtet über die WonderCon...
[...] runs the M:I-3 Super Bowl spot then introduces JJ Abrams. He didn't answer question just yet, but intro'd a clip. It was the bulk of the "airplane interrogation" scene between Hoffman & Cruise as seen in the trailer. The close-ups of Hoffman are from a differenttake than the trailer ("You have a wife? Girlfriend?"), but the same dialogue. We get a clue as to why this guy is such a bad fucker and Hoffman plays him as really smug and unredemptively fuckin' evil. Since it's an interrogation, Cruise, after kicking that box behind him, decides to get answers by reminding Hoffman that they're in a plane. You will not believe this when you see it. Then... there was clip #2. Y'know that Chesapeake Bay Bridge shoot-out that we've been teased of in the trailers with Cruise slammin' into that car ? The guys shooting are trying to retreive Hoffman and to do that, they engage in an action sequence that is not only believable (perish the thought) but it makes the bridge scene from TRUE LIES and the chase from MATRIX RELOADED look like student films. And there were no PERCEIVABLE F/X, it all looked real (and Abrams said that the F/X weren't done yet). This isn't the cartoony, illogical, gravity-defying John Woo shit anymore; this is Jack Ryan's worst nightmare mixed in with a little PLATOON... and it doesn't miss a beat. Hell, when the Q & A happened, most of us praised Abrams for moving from tv-spy stuff "to full-blown Tom Clancy shit !" He told the story of how Cruise was given the ALIAS DVDs by someone on the show. Then, while filming the pilot for LOST, Cruise called and they chatted it up. After meeting in person, the two liked each other. Then Abrams got a surprise call from LOST co-creator Dan Lindleloff saying Cruise said JJ was directing M:I-3. Abrams thought he was being "punk'd". He says that his purpose for doing this one is to find out who Ethan Hunt is. [...]
CS! meldet, dass Kanye West das bekannte Titelstück von Lalo Schifrin neu interpretieren wird...
Eine "Mission: Impossible III" Featurette ist online...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Bild von Tom Cruise in Action...
Bei TcH gibt es den PSP-Trailer und neue Bilder...
Bei About.com gibt es Infos zu einem Stunt... SPOILER !!!
Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es den "Mission: Impossible III" Teaser-Trailer...
ProSieben zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "M:I-2"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 0.20 Uhr... Und AICN präsentiert das "M:i:III" Teaser-Poster...
TheMovieBox.net bietet erste bewegte Bilder aus dem kommenden "Mission: Impossible III" Teaser-Trailer...
Bei Sky.com gibt es mehrere Setbilder...
Principal photography wrapped in Shanghai on Mission: Impossible III on November 29, two days ahead of schedule. Production began in Italy on July 12, 2005. [...]
Abrams told media that "close to 20% of the movie takes place in China." Shanghai is the setting for the most dramatic stunt in the film.
Mission: Impossible III is the first large-scale American film to showcase contemporary Shanghai. Filming also took place in the ancient fishing village of Xitang, which gives a fascinating contrast between ancient and modern China never before seen on the screen. [...]
Bei Sky.com gibt es mehrere Setbilder...
Bei Egotastic! gibt es neue Bilder vom Set...
CS! sprach mit Jonathan Rhys Meyers und Scarlett Johansson...
Variety says Tom Cruise is due in China at the end of this month to complete principal photography on Mission: Impossible 3 and Paramount is moving to ensure the country is part of film's simultaneous worldwide release in May.
"M:i:III" would be the third film to include China in a synchronized bow after The Matrix Revolutions and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television must approve the film for release but must agree to the early review necessary for simultaneous release.
The film's script calls for exteriors of Shanghai landmarks including the Oriental Pearl television tower; the Jin Mao Tower, China's tallest building; and the Huangpu River, which flows through Shanghai.
Simon Pegg has signed on to join Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible 3." He will play an ally of Special Agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise). Directed by J.J. Abrams, "M:I-3" boasts an ensemble cast that also includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Laurence Fishburne, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell and Maggie Q. Pegg, best known for toplining and co-writing the indie breakout "Shaun of the Dead," is a veteran of British TV. His film credits also include "The Reckoning" and a cameo in "Land of the Dead."
Bei CS! gibt es ein recht explosives Bild vom "M:i:III"-Set... Und TimesDispatch.com berichtete über die Dreharbeiten...
"Mission: Impossible 3" is filming in town today, but only a little bit of it.
Tom Cruise is not involved in the local scenes, and neither is Ving Rhames, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Keri Russell or any of the other actors.
A scene showing a car driving fast under a railway trestle is being shot on Dock Street around 15th Street. Some of the action, including a car swerving around a corner, is being covered from the air by a camera mounted on a helicopter.
According to publicist Amanda Brand, if the crew has the time it also hopes to shoot a scene at Stuart Circle on Monument Avenue as part of the same fast-driving scene.
The crew is in Richmond for one day only, and is moving on to Northern Virginia tomorrow to film in Rosslyn and on the 14th Street Bridge. Yesterday's filming was at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. [...]
Unter MissionImpossible.com kann man einen Blick auf das "M:i:III"-Logo werfe´n...
Bei CS! gibt es neue Bilder vom Set...
Bei CS! gibt es ein paar Bilder vom Set...
Bei CS! gibt es einen kurzen Setbericht...
Bei 24u-network gibt es ein "M:I-3"-Promo-Bildchen...
Tom Cruise started shooting scenes for Mission: Impossible 3 in Rome on Tuesday by whizzing past the camera in a speedboat on the river Tiber near Castel Sant'Angelo, reports the Associated Press.
Several scenes in the movie are set in Rome. After filming a motorboat chase on the Tiber, shooting will move near St. Peter's Square and in the area around the Trevi Fountain. [...]
CS! zitiert die Autoren Alex Kurtzman und Roberto Orci bzgl. dem Stand der Dinge...
Will we find out what's been going on with Ethan Hunt since the last movie? "We haven't really had to," Kurtzman said, "because all you know about Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible franchise is that his parents have died."
"We actually took the same approach that we tended to take with J.J. on 'Alias'," he responded when asked about how the political changes in the world since the last movie might be incorporated into the third chapter. "It's all a giant metaphor for what's going on in the world now, but you never use names and you never say countries. The great thing about 'Mission: Impossible' is that the whole franchise was based on fake countries. They were always going off to Gonawanaland or wherever they were, and it was always a metaphor for some kind of current political situation."
"I have never met anyone with more enthusiasm," Kurtzman said about the movie's star Tom Cruise. "He's so dedicated and passionate. The minute we handed in a script that he liked, he said 'Great! I'm going to start training.' And the movie wasn't even greenlit!"
Orzi continued. "When he was finishing 'War of the Worlds', we asked him if he was tired, and he said 'No, I'm not tired. This is fun!'" "You can tell that he loves to [make movies]," Kurzman agreed, "and what more can you hope for in the biggest star in the world then to have a cheerleader who's really excited to start saying your lines?"
Kurzman went on to tell us a bit about the problems that the project had suffered in recent years. "It was on, it was off, with a bunch of directors. They were about to start shooting one version right before we were brought on, and then they stopped at the last minute. Tom was very committed to doing the version that he believed in doing it right or not do it at all. That's the great thing about working with Tom, that he can do that." They quickly debunked the rumors that they were writing a role for Tom's paramour Katie Holmes, though they expected her to be on the set quite a bit.
The writers are pretty much done with their stint on Alias, and they're quite thankful that they left before having to deal with actress Jennifer Garner's pregnancy, something they already had to face years earlier when Lucy Lawless got pregnant during their writing stint on Xena: Warrior Princess. They also thought that Mission: Impossible 3 might be the closest that anyone comes to seeing Alias on the big screen any time soon. [...]
"Mission: Impossible 3" is getting closer to accomplishing its mission, signing Laurence Fishburne and Philip Seymour Hoffman to the Paramount Pictures project. They join Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Keri Russell in the sequel, which is being produced by Cruise and his production partner Paula Wagner through their C/W Prods. banner. Fishburne will play Cruise's mentor; Hoffman will play the villain. J.J. Abrams is set to direct. Rhames and Cruise are the only holdovers from the original cast assembled to shoot "M:I-3" when it was scheduled to film last year. That cast also included Carrie-Anne Moss, Kenneth Branagh and Scarlett Johansson.
Keri Russell will star in Paramount's Mission: Impossible 3, reuniting the actress with director J.J. Abrams, who created Russell-starrer Felicity.
Russell is set to portray a trainee agent mentored by Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt character in the film, set to begin shooting July 18 in Italy. The role had been filled last year by Scarlett Johansson before the film was delayed.
Ving Rhames will reprise his role as Luther Stickel. Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Philip Seymour Hoffman are also part of the cast.
Mission: Impossible 3, starring Tom Cruise, will commence principal photography on July 18th in Italy, it was announced today by Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey.
The film, to be directed by J. J. Abrams and filmed on locations across Europe, the U.S. and Asia, is scheduled to be released May 5, 2006. Cruise and his partner, Paula Wagner, will produce for Cruise/Wagner Productions.
"Tom's history with Paramount has made for one of Hollywood's most successful relationships; the opportunity to continue our collaboration with him on 'Mission: Impossible 3' is everything anyone in show business could hope for. This has been a great franchise for Paramount Pictures and fantastic entertainment for moviegoers around the world. We're thrilled to be embarking on this exciting third 'Mission' with the amazing talents of Tom Cruise, J. J. Abrams, and the whole 'M:I 3' team," said Grey.
The third installment in the hugely successful "Mission: Impossible" series will feature Mr. Cruise reprising his role as Special Agent Ethan Hunt, along with co-stars Ving Rhames, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michelle Monaghan, and the newest cast addition, Philip Seymour Hoffman. [...]
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According to Shanghai Youth Daily, Paramount Pictures has already reached a deal with Warner China Film, Warner Bros.' Chinese branch jointly-owned with the state-run China Film Group and the private-owned Hengdian Group. Warner China Film will co-produce the movie in China to make it qualified as a co-production, which will fast-track the movie's release in China. Production in China will be done exclusively in Shanghai and nine locations in the old and new districts have been picked. The same report also claimed Michelle Yeoh would play Tom Cruise' ex-wife but it could not be confirmed.
Former Bond babe Michelle Yeoh is set to give her sneakers a battering again.
According to Monkey Peaches, Yeoh ["Tomorrow Never Dies", "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"] is in talks to play a role in Paramount's "Mission : Impossible 3". According to the actress, her deal's near sealed for the Cruise blockbuster.
Meantime, the site reports that the film may be eyeing a China shoot. Beijing Rosat Film & TV Production Co, Ltd., has helped a pre-production team to scout locations in Beijing and Shanghai recently, says the page. [...]
Michelle Monaghan (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Syriana) and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (CBS' Elvis, Bend It Like Beckham) are in talks to join Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames in Mission: Impossible 3, reports Production Weekly.
The film is set to start filming in Caserta, Italy on July 18th. J.J. Abrams (ABC's Lost and Alias) will direct the sequel written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The Royal Palace, known as the 'Reggia', will be used to recreate the interior of the Vatican for scenes contained in the third installment's script.
Tom Cruise's new girlfriend Katie Holmes is being tipped to play the actor's love interest in the third installment of "Mission Impossible" reports Ananova.
Scarlett Johansson was previously attached to an earlier script version, and this week teen actress Lindsay Lohan said she was very keen on grabbing the part.
Now, according to the New York Post - insiders say the "Batman Begins" and "Dawson's Creek" star "will step up as the leading lady." Shooting is scheduled to begin shortly.
Sounds like J.J Abrams is kill to fill "Mission : Impossible 3" with more beauties than a hens night bus tour.
In addition to Disney stablemate Lindsay Lohan, the helmer is keen to recruit Keri Russell - who starred in Abrams' "Felicity" - into the spy saga.
"There is a role that I think Keri would be spectacular for," Abrams tells TV Guide, "but there's a process I must go through [before I cast her]."
Who knows, Lohan and Russell may indeed be vying for the same kick-ass supporting role.
Access Hollywood spoke with Lindsay about the rumors and she confirmed that, yup, she is up for a part. While not officially signed yet, Lohan says she met with writer/director JJ Abrams about taking on a role in the film. She says, "It's kind of an incredible feeling, I'm scared. If I do MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 that is going to be so exhilarating. I'm so excited, I just can't wait to do stunts and get all into it." [...]
Hollywood lady-killer Tom Cruise will shoot Mission Impossible 3 in China.
The superstar will drive a motorcycle loaded with guns on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai.
According to the film's producer Zhang Jiazheng, Mission Impossible 3 will be and in China starting in July.
Paramount Pictures and Cruise's production company have announced that JJ Abrams has been chosen to direct the third installment of the action-adventure series, which is a remake of a popular 1960s TV show.
About.com sprach mit J.J. Abrams, u.a. über "M:I-3"...
Recasting Scarlett Johansson and Carrie-Anne Moss in Mission Impossible 3: This is the first I’ve heard that Carrie-Anne Moss and Scarlett Johansson are officially out. So, J.J., who will replace them? "Until everything is solidified, I can’t say."
Replacing Scarlett Johansson and Carrie-Anne Moss in Mission Impossible: "The script was rewritten," said J.J. Abrams. "I'm a huge fan of each actor that they cast originally, but to have kept the actors when we are reinventing the story would have been an odd process, to say, ‘Write a script with these people in mind for characters that haven’t been written.’ It just felt like we had to start over with a clean slate."
J.J. Abrams' Big Location Scout for Mission Impossible 3: "I just got back from a big location scout and we’re deep in prep. We start shooting in July. All over the world. It was insane, but it’s a trip. Literally, it was a trip. I’m so excited, it’s just a blast." Likewise, Abrahams said Mission Impsosible 3 will shoot "all over the place. The specifics are being ironed out. It’s going to be a pretty big scale."
Working with Actor/Producer Tom Cruise on Mission Impossible 3: "He has incredible insight into story and his willingness to be experimental and take the franchise in a different direction is truly inspiring [...]"
[...] word suggests that pop-player Usher may very well be in talks for a role in "Mission: Impossible 3", set to begin shooting around August/September time.
Scarlett Johannson is still attached to co-star and has already undergone various weapons training. Kenneth Brannagh, Ving Rhames and Carrie-Anne Moss were also associated to the film in 2004, however it is unknown whether their schedules now allow them to continue with the project.
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[...] Abrams is thrilled about M:I-3, but he says even that had to be viewed through other work and family responsibilities. His wife - "the most wonderfully, brutally honest person I know" - said he had too much on his plate. He told Cruise he couldn't start shooting until after he finished the TV season. Cruise agreed to wait.
Action scenes and special effects will remain an M:I-3 staple, Abrams says, but his take will focus on who Cruise's Ethan Hunt is, "not just what he can do."
With M:I-3 coming on the heels of Alias and Lost, Abrams' description of the career opportunity sounds as adrenaline-stoked as the life of an international spy.
"It's such a crazy dream," he says. "The idea of taking a franchise that has the potential to be such a thrill ride, such an emotional and visceral experience, and to be given a chance to realize that potential - it's the most exciting thing in the world."
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SCARLETT JOHANSSON is already undergoing intensive weapons training ahead of her role in action sequel MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III - even though shooting has been postponed until September (05).
Cameras were due to start rolling on the movie this year (04), but TOM CRUISE's commitment to STEVEN SPIELBERG's WAR OF THE WORLDS remake and script alterations have forced film chiefs to push back the start date.
But sexy Johansson is delighted the delay means she has more time to practice with firearms.
She says, "It's been postponed 'til September while it's rewritten. But I'm doing weapons training for it! Just pulling the trigger is easy enough, but when you're loading your magazine and you have a machine gun and a handgun and a shotgun, and you're trying to figure out how to use them all.
"I'm being trained by someone who was in the special forces, so I get to know interesting stuff like how they train the Iraqi army."
J.J. Abrams, der neue Regisseur von "Mission: Impossible 3" und Erfinder der erfolgreichen TV-Agentenserie "Alias", holte sich mit Alex Kurtzman und Roberto Orci zwei "Alias"-Schreiber an Bord, die das vorliegende Skript von "M:I 3" überarbeiten sollen. Tom Cruise, Hauptdarsteller und Produzent von "M:I 3", hatte das Projekt zugunsten von "War of the Worlds", den er mit Steven Spielberg realisieren wird, zurückgestellt. Geplanter Kinostart von "M:I 3" ist nun Sommer 2006.
[...] Entertainment Weekly caught up with Cruise while he was piloting his private jet to Mexico to talk about the two projects. Abrams is the third director to take on "M:I-3", as David Fincher and Joe Carnahan were each attached at one point. "It's deceiving, these kinds of movies," Cruise says about the challenge. "They're very complex. It's not just action, it's not just suspense, it's not just the spy genre - it's all of that." So why Abrams? "He's the first guy I went through the movie with who absolutely clicked in terms of being able to discuss the intricacies of character and story and tone." He added that while he doesn't watch much TV, Cruise checked out the Alias DVDs, liked what Abrams did with the story and character, and called him up.
The magazine asked whether or not the second sequel would be completely reworked now. "We don't know yet," said Cruise. "We're just now talking about story. But it's J.J. Abrams' 'Mission: Impossible' that I'm interested in. The conceit for [the movies] was always that each one is different; it's the director's 'Mission: Impossible'. You want the director to come in and own it."
Which brings us to casting. Carrie-Anne Moss, Kenneth Branagh, and Scarlett Johansson were all announced to star in "M:I-3", but Tom says that now depends on what Abrams wants. He mentions that at this point it's "just me. I want to work with Carrie and Scarlett, and Kenneth is someone I've been wanting to work with for years, but you have to start with the director and see where he's going to take us." [...]
Bei About.com wird gibt es ein Interview mit J.J. Abrams, der bei M:I-3 Regie führen wird...
Since Frank Darabont wrote the Mission: Impossible 3 script, are you going to do a pass on it? We’re still figuring out what the next step is going to be. He’s one of my favorite writers and did unbelievable work on the script.
Cruise wants every film to have a different look. How will you go about that? It’s in the very early stages. We’re just figuring out what the next step is going to be. I could not be more excited. Working on that series is a dream for me. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es eine "Hollywood Reporter"-Meldung laut der "M:I-3" zugunsten von "War of the Worlds" verschoben wurde...
Bei About.com wird gibt es ein Interview mit Carrie-Anne Moss...
Empire Online sprach mit dem Drehbuchautor Frank Darabont über M:I-3...
[...] "This is going into a very character-driven and gritty - much grittier than the first two - kind of place. Dealing in a more immediately graspable and relevant reality, globally speaking. It's much more in line with certain things that are going on in the headlines and if I said any more than that I think Tom might have me killed." All of which sounds enticing, but all the grit in the world won't save the film if there's no one behind the camera come next month's start date.
"I think it's going to be really terrific whoever directs it," insists Darabont. "The choices so far for director have been very interesting, which just shows where Tom's head is. He wants all of these to be very different, and indeed the first two were, but I think the third is going to just kick the ass of the first two." [...]
Laut AICN wird Brett Ratner (u.a. "Rush Hour", "Roter Drache") Regie bei "M:I-3" führen...
Laut Cinescape wird J.J. Abrams (u.a. "Alias") Regie bei "M:I-3" führen...
Zwei Monate vor dem geplanten Drehstart von "Mission: Impossible 3" hat das Actionsequel erneut den Regisseur verloren. Trotz des Ausstiegs des einstigen Cruise-Favoriten Joe Carnahan ("Narc") sollen jedoch weder der Dreh noch der geplante US-Start am 29. Juni 2005 gefährdet sein. Gegenwärtig sprechen Cruise und seine Produktionspartnerin Paula Wagner mit einer Reihe von Regie-Kandidaten, die das Steuer übernehmen und das u. a. von Dean Georgaris, Dan Gilroy, Robert Towne und zuletzt Frank Darabont geschriebene Drehbuch übernehmen könnten. Weiter an Bord sind auch Kenneth Branagh, Ving Rhames, Carrie-Anne Moss und Scarlett Johansson als Nebendarsteller. Joe Carnahan, der wegen "kreativer Differenzen" ausstieg, hatte den Job im Frühjahr 2003 übernommen, als David Fincher das Handtuch geworfen hatte.
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German newspapers and news agency DPA have confirmed that shooting
for "Mission: Impossible 3" will take at Studio Babelsberg Berlin starting
in August. Tom Cruise's company has booked two stages at the studio. Coincidentally, Charlize Theron will shoot her sci-fi production "Aeon Flux" in Babelsberg starting from mid August.
Paramount hat den US-Start von "Mission: Impossible 3" um sieben Wochen nach hinten verschoben: Nicht Anfang Mai 2005, sondern Ende Juni 2005 wird nun der dritte Teil des erfolgreichen Agentenactioners mit Superstar Tom Cruise an den Start geschickt. Damit positioniert der Verleih den Film am umsatzstarken verlängerten Wochenende um den Independence Day, an dem gerade "Spider-Man 2" seinen fulminant erfolgreichen Start feiert. Eine bessere Basis für die internationale Auswertung und den in wichtigen Ländern vorgesehenen Day-and-Date-Start seien für diese Entscheidung ausschlaggebend gewesen, sagte Paramount-Vice-Chairman Rob Friedman gegenüber "Variety".
Die Dreharbeiten des mit Spannung erwarteten dritten Teils beginnen im August unter der Regie von Joe Carnahan. Das erfolgreiche Franchise-Vehikel hat Paramount bereits ansehnliche Einspielergebnisse beschert: "Mission: Impossible" brachte es weltweit auf 454 Mio. Dollar, "M:I-2" auf stolze 546 Mio. Dollar.
Premiere magazine talked to director Joe Carnahan and star Tom Cruise about Mission: Impossible 3, the $100 million sequel which Paramount is targeting for a May 6, 2005 release.
Carnahan promises a suspense ride that will feature "all the great things" from the billion-dollar worldwide franchise but be "the most real and ragged of the three."
Cruise has no worries over the challenge he's set. "Joe's very bright, he has endless energy, and he's not afraid to attack a situation and learn as much as he can about it. He's definitely not daunted by it." [...]
US-Filmstar Tom Cruise kann jetzt möglicherweise doch noch einen Teil der Dreharbeiten für seinen Film "Mission Impossible 3" ins Berliner Parlamentsviertel verlegen. Bundestagssprecher Hans Hotter stellte am Donnerstag in Aussicht, dass Cruise Außenaufnahmen in Reichstagsnähe machen kann. Nicht möglich seien jedoch Dreharbeiten unter der Kuppel oder auf der Dachterrasse des Parlamentsgebäudes. Der Ältestenrat des Bundestags hatte einen entsprechenden Wunsch Anfang Mai abgelehnt. "Dabei bleibt es", sagte Hotter. Zwar ist für die Nutzung des öffentlichen Straßenlandes das Land Berlin der Ansprechpartner, doch ist die Zustimmung des Bundestags nötig, wenn beispielsweise Gebäude bei den Arbeiten angestrahlt werden.
Am Dienstag dieser Woche habe es Gespräche mit Vertretern von Studio Babelsberg gegeben, die für die Dreharbeiten von Tom Cruise zuständig sind, berichtete Hotter. Dabei sei über mögliche Standorte für Außenaufnahmen im Parlamentsviertel gesprochen worden. Von besonderem Interesse sei die Spreepassage zwischen dem Paul-Löbe-Haus und dem Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus.
Hotter sagte, eine Entscheidung über Dreharbeiten in diesem Bereich sei aber noch nicht gefallen. Zunächst werde von den Filmleuten am Drehbuch weiter gearbeitet. "Wir bekommen und prüfen es und legen es dann dem Bundestagspräsidenten vor", sagte Hotter. Wolfgang Thierse müsse dann entscheiden, welche Arbeiten erlaubt seien. Der Parlamentsbetrieb werde nicht beeinträchtigt, sagte Hotter. Die Filmarbeiten sollen in der sitzungsfreien Zeit des Bundestags stattfinden.
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"Crew members have begun taking off to London, Berlin and Africa for up to six months of work on MI3. Word is, that many departments have not been complete shooting script to prepare from, but rather, so-called "beat sheets" which OUTLINE the major action. Seems like a couple of things may be going on. First, there's the usual secrecy involved in such high profile projects. Second, there apparently really isn't a final script to work from".
Eileen Atkins and Justin Kirk have been added to the cast of Paramount's Mission: Impossible 3, starring Tom Cruise.
Atkins, best known for her work on the British stage, will next be seen in Vanity Fair. Kirk starred in Angels in America. [...]
Noch mehr Unterstützung für Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible 3". Nachdem Carrie-Anne Moss für eine Hauptrolle gecastet worden ist, können sich nun auch Scarlett Johansson und Kenneth Branagh über Rollen in dem High-Profile-Actionfilm freuen. Die Dreharbeiten unter der Regie von Joe Carnahan beginnen diesen Sommer.
Kenneth Branagh is joining Tom Cruise and Carrie-Anne Moss in "Mission: Impossible 3" for C/W Prods. and Paramount Pictures. [...] Although there is an expectation that he will be unmasked as one of the villains, few details were available on the character Branagh will play. Further casting is under way on the sequel, which is due to go into production in late summer.
[...] "Carrie is set, but don't be mislead like so many of the other sites - she is NOT playing Leah. She is the "unnamed female lead". Scarlett Johansson is in negotiations to play Leah (whose actions are the catalyst for the second act). Phil Seymour Hoffman is still in negotiations. Biggest issue with the script is instilling a real sense of "danger". You and I both know that there is no way that Tom's character is ever in real jeopardy (look it up - Cruise's characters have never died on film though in the original draft of SAMURAI he was supposed to) and Joe is trying to make us think that here he may be. People will actually die, etc. They're modeling the violence and gritty reality more on Narc than Bond".
"The Matrix" trilogy star Carrie-Anne Moss has signed on to Mission: Impossible 3, which is aiming for an August start date, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Moss will take a leading role in the sequel, which will see Tom Cruise reprise his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt. His Paramount-based Cruise/Wagner Productions has recently been scouting locations in Ghana and Berlin. [...]
Access Hollywood berichtet über die Suche nach den geeigneten "M:I-3"-Drehorten...
[...] One of Tom's European stops included The Reichstag, however Tom was more of the attraction then the historic building with one fan even offering Tom his own scarf. [...]
"Right now we are just working, looking at locations, developing a visual style of picture," said Cruise about his excellent adventure.
From Berlin to Africa, Tom scouted seaports and remote villages for just the precise "MI 3" locations.
Tom also stopped off in Accra, Jamestown in the country of Ghana where he was recognized by the native children. They were captivated by his presence and eager to show off some of their own action movie stunt moves to the superstar.
Tom's hopeful that his overseas scouting blitz will result in just the right look for the film.
"You see how we certainly emulated the architecture in 'Minority Report' and it's really good for the story...They are beautiful locations. I hope it works out," he said.
Alex von Trailer-News.com schreibt...
I was able to get a look at Paramount Pictures' ShoWest Reel. On the reel was a collection of unreleased trailers for the remainder of 2004 and quick blurbs about films coming in 2005. [...]
The reel also included a "Work in Production" clip for "The Weather Man" and verbal teasers for "Mission: Impossible 3", "Team America", "Aeon Flux", and "John Carter of Mars".
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Die Gerüchte, dass "Aeon Flux" als auch Teile von "Mission: Impossible 3" in Studio Babelsberg gedreht werden, verdichten sich nach lokalen Presseberichten und inoffiziellen Aussagen von Seiten des Studios. Kommt es zur Zusage für "Aeon Flux" wird mit dem Beginn der Dreharbeiten bis spätestens Juli gerechnet. Die Titelrolle hält Charlize Theron, die dafür eine Gage von zehn Mio. Dollar erhalten soll. Lakeshore Entertainment und Paramount Pictures produzieren. Letztere hat gerade die Dreharbeiten zu "Die Bourne Verschwörung" in Studio Babelsberg abgeschlossen. Während "Aeon Flux" als relativ sicher gilt, ist bei "Mission: Impossible 3" noch alles offen. Laut Presseberichten laufen Vorplanungen für Kulissenbauten.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman has the offer to play the villian 'Vanning' though it's all dependent on scheduling and the script. On the former, there's no schedule, just a general idea of beginning in July. On the later - it's STILL being written.
The draft is finally in at Paramount, whilst Philip Seymour Hoffman is apparently under consideration for one of the two villains. The previous female lead role of Leah has been scaled back to a small part in the film's opening segments.
Despite C/W's adamant insistance that this will go in May, the draft that was promised to be delivered this month has been pushed another month (no surprise there) and word is that the project now is in danger of further pushes because of Cruise's continuing press schedules for "Samurai" and the upcoming "Collateral".
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[...] according to a story on the website for Canal+ (Holland), director Joe Carnahan will shoot a key scene in Antwerp, Belgium for Mission Impossible 3. Here is the article clips (translation):
It's no secret that Cruise will soon star in a third 'Mission Impossible' movie. Good news for die-hard fans, but remarkable news for Belgium. After all, Director Joe Carnahan has expressed his desire to shoot a key scene in Antwerp (Belgium). Carnahan has already been to Antwerp, visiting the 'Grote Markt' and the Cathedral. He said he also wants to shoot very important scenes at the docks. Prague, Berlin and Ghana will be the other main locations in the third part of the Mission Impossible series.
Production of some sort begins in February in Australia according to latest rumours.
Despite the loss of a firm shooting date, Cruise/Wagner Productions continues to search for additional crewmembers to join Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his Impossible Mission Forces in their next certain to be amazing encounter with the bad guys.
According to casting documents received this morning, the call is out to fill the role of Andy, a new member of IMF. In his late 20s to early 30s, Andy will be an essential element of the IMF team. Irreverent, offbeat, streetwise and exceptionally intelligent, Andy is a most improbable and unsuspecting agent. Technically brilliant, he is as amiable as he is witty, and has an astonishing range of aptitudes, which he is called upon to use in an assortment of undercover situations. The casting agents are looking for an actor who has a strong comedic background, however Andy will not be a "computer nerd who saves the day" clichés. Anything but a nerd, Andy should be athletic, engaging and a social animal. Andy's specific type is open, as casting agents are open to interpretations from sun-kissed surfer types to cosmopolitan sophisticates, as long as the actor can show the underlying intelligence of the character united with his intrinsic sense of comedy. [...]
"Narc" director Joe Carnahan is still scheduled to helm the film. No official storyline.
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While the plot of "Mission: Impossible 3" is being kept more secret than the formula for Coca-Cola, casting notices obtained by FilmJerk.com this morning give us a clear look at who will be the requisite female team member-turned-love interest for our intrepid hero, when filming begins in Los Angeles this January: Leah Quint.
The character is described as a natural American beauty and endowed with grace, warmth and vulnerability. She is exceedingly intelligent with a compelling presence and a great, disarming sense of humor. Leah has had extensive training with the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), starting her training with the agency right out of school. She has extensive experience for someone her age, a force to be considered with, as she can instantly turn into a person of steely resolve and toughness.
The ideal actress being sought would be between 24 and 36 years old, and in keeping with the casting of Thandie Newton in the previous installment, could be a person of diverse ethnicity. Producers and casting agents are looking for a facile, confident and skilled actress with a significant depth of range, and should have a "perfect American accent" if she is not American. While previously rumored actresses Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Brook both would fit within these character traits, no actress has been signed for the role and this casting info indicates that both will not be a part of this project.
"Narc" director Joe Carnahan is still on board as director, although it is currently unknown if "Paycheck" and "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" screenwriter Dean Georgaris is still the sole writer of record. It is more than likely Robert Towne will take a pass at the script before production begins. [...]
[14.06.2003] Bei CS! gibt es folgende Variety-Meldung...
Paramount Pictures has quietly stepped away from a May opening for its Tom Cruise tentpole "Mission: Impossible 3."
The studio, which had no official comment, moved off the date recently after Michael Mann announced plans to direct "Collateral" for DreamWorks, with Tom Cruise expected to topline and lensing starting in the fall. As a result, "M:I 3" is now expected to begin shooting in January, which clearly precludes the previously planned May 21 release.
The studio has not set a new release date, but the most likely scenario would be for "M:I 3" to open during the 2004 holiday season or in May 2005.
The obvious beneficiaries from the move: Warner's sword-and-sandal epic "Troy," due on May 21, and a pair of high-profile titles set for May 28 -- Fox's global disaster sci-fier "Day After Tomorrow" and Revolution's comicbook-based actioner "Hellboy," distribbed by Sony.
[26.02.2003] Hollywood Reporter meldet...
"Narc" director Joe Carnahan is in final negotiations to helm Paramount Pictures and Cruise/Wagner Prods.' third installment of their "Mission: Impossible" franchise. Dean Georgaris, who wrote the studio's upcoming "Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life: Tomb Raider 2," is in negotiations to script "M:I-3." The franchise's original screenwriter, Robert Towne, remains on board. Paramount is eyeing a summer 2004 release date for the film. "M:I-3" reunites Carnahan with the studio and the production company as it was Cruise/Wagner that urged Paramount to pick up for distribution Carnahan's critically acclaimed feature film "Narc." Paula Wagner and Tom Cruise also had executive producing credits on the project.
[24.01.2003] LDJW Films sprach mit Kelly Brook...
Talking about the british press, it was rumoured last week you were in talks to join Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 3, is this true?
(laughs) yea it's true. I have signed up for Mission Impossible 3.
Can you tell us any information about the film?
(shakes head) Nope, all i know is that David Fincher is directing it and that it will be released sometime next year.
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The Cosmopolite Herald here says former local Pensylvania boy, Marc Blucas ("Buffy"), he used to live in Girard, is apparently in talks with superstar Tom Cruise to play a key part in the next "Mission : Impossible" film.
They say he'll be playing the brother of Ethan Hunt (Cruise), the latest member of IMF. Producing partner Paula Wagner is reportedly in talks with several young actors for this and other new parts. David Fincher is directing for a 2004 release.
[20.01.2003] CS! berichtet über "M:I-3"...
In an article from Variety on Tom Cruise's production company, C/W Productions, the trade mentions that Cruise is expected to shoot Mission: Impossible 3 next for Paramount with David Fincher directing a script from Robert Towne. [...]
[03.01.2003] DH meldet...
Its confirmed - David Fincher will direct whilst Tom Cruise will start work on MI3 once "The Last Samurai" is complete. A May 2004 release date is on the cards as well, whilst Kelly Brook from the UK's Big Breakfast is rumoured to be in talks for a role.
[16.08.2002] Moviehole sprach mit Ving Rhames...
[...] Rhames is also ready to embark on a third instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, to be directed by David Fincher, "which I'm sure will be an interesting experience," he says laughingly. [...]
[03.05.2002] Dark Horizons meldet...
Odd rumour today, apparently in an interview with The Irish Times David Fincher hinted the story had to do with the trading/selling of body parts in Africa.
[25.04.2002] Spiegel Online sprach mit David Fincher, u.a. über "M:I3"...
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Ist man bei einer Produktion mit einem Megastar wie Tom Cruise nicht zu vielen Kompromissen gezwungen?
Fincher: Tom Cruise hat mir versprochen, das zu tun, was ich will. [...]
[24.04.2002] Moviehole meldet...
Fancy Sylvester Stallone as a villain? hmm, it might just work. StalloneZone is reporting that the former box office champ might be joining Tom Cruise for the final (that's what they say) instalment in the Mission : Impossible series.
[08.03.2002] CountingDown meldet, dass evtl. David Fincher bei "M:I-3" Regie führen wird...
Michael Fleming's Dish column in Variety lends a little more credence to the rumor that David Fincher, fresh from "Panic Room" will sign to direct the third installment of the spy action film. According to the report, Tom Cruise wants to go with a visually distinctive director for each -- anyone who has seen Alien 3 or Seven will agree Fincher is a great choice. Stay tuned.
[24.01.2002] MovieWars meldet...
Diesen Sommer kommt Spielberg´s 'Minority Report' mit Tom Cruise in die Kinos. Wird der Film den erhofften Erfolg bringen, will man gleich mit der Entwicklung von 'Mission: Impossible 3' starten. Mit dem Drehbuch wird man dann schon im Herbst diesen Jahres beginnen um im Jänner oder Februar 2003 mit dem Dreh anzufangen. Das würde bedeuten, dass im August 2003 der Film schon in den amerikanischen Kinos sein könnte, falls alles glatt über die Bühne geht.
Tom Cruise will diesmal wieder große Unterschiede zum 2. Teil: der Film soll sich stark am James Bond- Stil anlehnen, indem es viele coole Agenten-Utensilien gibt und er einfach wieder mehr dem 1. Teil ähnelt. Was aber nicht weniger Action bedeutet, denn Cruise will mehr Action-Sequenzen als James Bond jemals haben wird !
[02.11.2001] Coming Soon! berichtet, wie sich Tom Cruise auf "M:I-3" vorbereitet und was das mit der CIA zu tun hat...
According to MSNBC.com, Tom Cruise is working on "Mission: Impossible III" and has reportedly met with CIA officials last week for pointers.
"He plays a CIA officer and he was interested in making his character as realistic as possible," a source tells the trade. "But he was also emphatic about presenting the CIA in as positive a light as possible. He said that given the terrorist attacks, it's important for Hollywood to help put the United States and government agencies in a good light."
The site also says that a lot of other stars have been in contact with the agency. "They want to make movies that cast the CIA as heroic. In Hollywood, it's gone from an agency of boogeymen to a force of good." The CIA isn't underestimating the potential PR boon, however. Enlistment in the Navy skyrocketed after the release of "Top Gun."
[05.10.2001] Laut Ananova meinte Tom Cruise, dass es Pläne für "M:I-3" gäbe und er mit von der Partie sein werde, wenn das Drehbuch was tauge...
Cruise says he hopes the third film will be different to the previous two.
"Ideas are spinning around, and if we can figure out a way to make it different, fun..." he told US TV show Entertainment Tonight.
Cruise says there's unlikely to be any shots of him hanging off a cliff in the new film.
But he added: "We'll come up with something else just as outrageous."
[09.01.2001] SFX lässt die Gerüchteküche brodeln... Wird Ang Lee (u.a. "Tiger & Dragon) in "M:I-3" Regie führen !?!