‘Mission Impossible 5’ Moved for an Earlier Release Date

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
‘Mission Impossible 5’ Moved for an Earlier Release Date

What has to be the one of the most sensational espionage movie franchises of all time, “Mission Impossible” is already in production for its fifth installment. Things are looking up as Paramount sets an earlier release date. Read on to know more about the details of this scoop.

“Mission Impossible 5” (MI5) is one of the movies that are supposed to go head to head in the box office ratings this December against “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” together with “Warcraft” and  “Kung Fu Panda 3.” But as time passed and the studio backers are fixed on garnering higher grossing for their films, each contender has been pulled away from competing with the legendary franchise, and most of them were placed for a latter released. However, things must be looking up in the production for “MI5” because it will be released for an earlier date and without much competition in its slated week.


Variety reported that Paramount made the decision just recently to move the release of the film five months earlier, changing the Christmas holiday release to a US’ Independence month opening. Consider it a slight gesture of patriotism that they are slating the release of the Ethan Hunt’s return for July 31, 2015. “MI5” will now basically be going against Weinstein Co.’s athlete drama “Southpaw,” Warner Bros.’ “Point Break” remake and Focus’ sci-fi “Selfless” with Ryan Reynolds, for this new opening.

Analyzing its opening on that very month, it is likely that it will be facing Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” as it will be on the second week of its release, given that it’s common knowledge for a Marvel film to stay more than a few weeks in theaters with its popularity.

Christopher McQuarrie will direct “MI5,” igniting a re-team up between actor Tom Cruise and his “Jack Reacher” helmsman. They are joined with a mixture of recurring and recently added casts with Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson. There are no concrete descriptions for the film just yet, but the screenplay is reported to be collaborated by Drew Pearce (“Iron Man 3”) and Will Staples (“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”). However, with its release closing in like that an official synopsis is bound to resurface soon enough.

“Mission Impossible 5” opens in theaters on July 31, 2015.

That concludes our scoop on “Mission Impossible 5.” Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more movie updates.

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