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Mission: Impossible halted due to script’s ending being a disaster

February 22nd, 2015 by Marc Comments


Looks like Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible team have come across a force they are having difficulty besting as the fifth instalment has ground to a halt until a better ending can be figured out.

Filming in London, production has shut down for a week so director Christopher McQuarrie and an unnamed writer friend could work out a better finale for the movie. It seems the writer will neither be paid or credited for their input, though.

While it’s undoubtedly an expensive thing to stall mid-production, it’s hardly unheard of – cough World War Z cough – even with the release date only five months away.

An insider at Paramount told THR that “Chris, Tom and a third person wanted to take a minute to get from what they thought was a good place to a more perfect place.”

We here at FTN hope this doesn’t damage the movie too much as we’re big fans of the previous (maybe not so much the second one) movies and are looking forward to McQuarrie’s vision.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….