With the current success of movie sequels, J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise plan to reboot the Mission Impossible franchise, teaming up again to produce the fourth followup. Cruise will return in the role of Ethan Hunt but Abrams is not scheduled to direct the film, set to shoot this summer for a May 2011 release date.
The screenplay is written by Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec, who worked with Abrams on the television spy show Alias starring Jennifer Garner, based on an idea by Cruise and Abrams.
Cruise hits the screen again this July in the upcoming Knight & Day, an action comedy co-starring Cameron Diaz. The two play a fugitive couple on a hair-raising adventure across the globe, where nothing is as it seems.