Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie comments on the likelihood of directing a film in the James Bond franchise.
The Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One premiere is happening in Rome this afternoon, with stars, filmmakers, and press gathering to celebrate the latest chapter of the action-packed blockbuster franchise. After posing on a red carpet along the Spanish Steps, Dead Reckoning director Christopher McQuarrie began fielding questions from excited press members. Speaking with Deadline, McQuarrie commented on the likelihood of directing a film in the James Bond franchise one day.
“I like watching James Bond movies,” McQuarrie said when asked if he’d be game to help create a film in the famed 007 franchise. “The fun of those is going and getting to actually sit down and watch them, and not worry about whether or not I messed it up. I just enjoy watching them.” Adding to the conversation, McQuarrie says writing the movie and directing might not sweeten the pot. “That would come in handy,” McQuarrie said about writing the film. Adding, “That would be exhausting too. These are tough movies to write. Those have got to be really tough.”
You can watch McQuarrie’s interview with Deadline from the Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One premiere and talking about the Bond franchise below:
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McQuarrie has his hands full with promoting Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and prepping Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two, hitting theaters on June 28, 2024. However, he could join the James Bond franchise after Mission: Impossible 8 wraps. From the sound of things, McQuarrie could leave the job to someone else, but he could change his mind. There’s also the chance of McQuarrie directing another Mission: Impossible film after he, Tom Cruise, and Simon Pegg hinted at making more movies after both chapters of Dead Reckoning explode on screens.
“In Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most.”
In addition to Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One also features Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell, Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, Rebecca Ferguson as Ila Faust, Hayley Atwell as Grace, Vanessa Kirby as Alanna Mitsopolis, Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittridge, Shea Whigham as Jasper Briggs, Frederick Schmidt as Zola Mitsopolis, and Esai Morales as the movie’s main villain. Pom Klementieff, Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, Charles Parnell, Greg Davis, and Marcin Dorociński also appear.
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