Mission: Impossible 5

With Paramount recently pulling Mission: Impossible 5 forward in the releasing schedules by some several months, THR is reporting that the film has taken a brief production hiatus to fine-tune the ending…


According to the report, production on the film was recently halted for a week because the film’s climax wasn’t adding up, prompting writer and director Christopher McQuarrie to stop cameras rolling and head back to the drawing board.

McQuarrie apparently used the week to sit down with an unnamed writing collaborator (who will remain unpaid and uncredited for his work on the sequel) in order to thrash out an ending that works.

According to a Paramount spokesman, however, all of this is nothing to be worried about. “Chris, Tom [Cruise] and a third person wanted to take a minute to get from what they thought was a good place to a more perfect place,” says The Hollywood Reporter‘s insider.

Hopefully their faith won’t turn out to be misplaced. Co-starring Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, Mission: Impossible 5 will open in the UK and US on 31 July 2015.