Mission Impossible 5 is easily one of my most anticipated of the year, especially after the last one, which was just a fun and entertaining flick. However, the news that the filming had been halted for a bit is a bit concerning, especially since the release date was recently pushed up from Christmas of this year to July 31st.
Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the production on the film had been halted because Paramount gave director Christopher McQuarrie extra time to work out a new and improved ending, because the original ending was deemed unsatisfactory. It is highly unusual for something like this to happen, especially with the release date only 5 months away.
Even though this news gives me reason to question the film and how it will turn out, let's not forget the serious problems that plagued World War Z, another Paramount film which starred Brad Pitt and was directed by Marc Forster. That film's production was shut down in the third act and the third act was reimagined. After having its release date pushed back several times, the film eventually became a huge hit.
With the hiatus over and filming back under way (with a new ending), McQuarrie took to Twitter to acknowledge the report:
[Mission: Impossible 5](movie:373501) will star Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Furgeson. It is being directed by Christopher McQuarrie and will be released July 31, 2015.