Christopher McQuarrie, director of the upcoming Mission Impossible 6 has announced that filming has begun on his Twitter account. In addition, cinematographer Rob Hardy posted a similar image on his Instagram account. Both captions amusingly read “Light the fuse”.
Light the fuse…
— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) April 8, 2017
This information comes after the news that Tom Cruise was spotted on set earlier this week, even though production hadn’t officially begun. Christopher McQuarrie is returning to the director’s chair after he helmed the previous iteration in the franchise, Rogue Nation. McQuarrie is the first director to return to the franchise as each film up until Rogue Nation has had a different director.
Details surrounding the film have been minimal though it’s very likely that the film will be a direct thematic sequel to Rogue Nation as a majority of the characters from that film are returning. Most of the films in the franchise have had a stand-alone narrative, with characters simply returning for another adventure. We also know that Cruise has been training for a year for a stunt that will be featured in the film.
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film stars Tom Cruise, Rebbeca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Henry Cavill, and Simon Pegg.
Mission Impossible 6 hits theaters on July 27, 2o18.