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J.J. Abrams is Talking ‘Mission Impossible 4′

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In 2006, J.J. Abrams directed Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 3, one of the better films of the MI franchise in my opinion. This is, of course, considering the fact that MI:2 was pretty abysmal. (Side note: neither of the most recent two are anywhere as good as the first, though).

In 2009, Abrams brought the thunder with his reboot of the Star Trek franchise. This has nothing to do with this news about Mission Impossible 4, but I like to provide public reminders about how much Star Trek rocked.

Anyway, in talking with TV Guide (via SpoilerTV) for their upcoming issue, Abrams also dropped word that he and Tom Cruise have already been talking about a direction for the long-rumored fourth adventure of Ethan Hunt. Abrams confirmed that Cruise has asked him to come back and produce the flick, but did not say anything about directing.

Personally, I would prefer to see Abrams keep his director’s chair on the set of the Trek franchise and let another aspiring action director take on MI. Then again, both projects are in such infancy that anything could happen. I’m just spitballing here.

What do you think? Should Abrams direct a Mission Impossible or Star Trek sequel?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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