Brad Bird to direct Mission Impossible 4

Finding a director for Tom Cruise’s return to the Mission Impossible franchise has been an interesting ride including rumours they were considering Reben Fleischer and Edgar Wright.

But now news has come out of the left field that Cruise has selected animation director Brad Bird to head up his latest Mission of the Impossible kind.

HeatVision Blog says:

The writer-director wrote and directed 1999’s “The Iron Giant” and 2004’s “The Incredibles” as well as 2007’s “Ratatouille” (the latter two earned Oscars for best animated picture), but he has never helmed a live-action feature.

On the other hand, nabbing Bird would be inspired. He is praised for his storytelling skills and is known for his strengths in staging thrilling and intricate action set-pieces as well as fusing the action with large dollops of heart and emotion.

mission Impossible is not about “large dollops of heart and emotion”!

Its about splodey goodness and crazy schemes with high tech gadgets and disguises. Thats why we keep going to these films.

I am curious to see how someone who has only ever directed animation will handle a live action feature.

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