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Mission: Impossible 4 isn't Mission: Impossible 4?

08.27.2010

Just yesterday, we told you Jeremy Renner would star alongside Tom Cruise in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4. Today we're getting word that Renner and Cruise won't be starring in a MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4 after all. Wait, wha? Stay with me here...

There were talks early on in the development of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4 that the film would introduce a younger agent so when Cruise left the franchise, they could reboot with a new version of Ethan Hunt. It turns out that reboot might be coming sooner than we expected. As it turns out, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4 won't be called MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4 at all. In fact it won't even have the words "mission" or "impossible" in the title. Paramount is currently evaluating new titles that would serve to relaunch the series, not unlike how WB made a Batman movie titled THE DARK KNIGHT.

While the previous three MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE films all dealt with Ethan Hunt and a team of agents, NOT M:I4 will instead deal with only two agents: Hunt and Renner's as-yet-unnamed character. The two will have equal screentime in this film and for future installments of the franchise, Renner would play the lead while Cruise plays a supporting, mentor-style role. While this isn't a reboot in the true sense of the word, Paramount certainly is trying to liven things up and sources familiar with the script say it has a "fresh perspective" on the series.

So if you're making a MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4 that won't be called MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, what do you call it? How about MISSION: UNPOSSIBLE?

Extra Tidbit: Filming on NOT M:I4 is set to begin this fall for a December, 2011 release.
Source: Variety

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