'Mission: Impossible 6' Put on Hold Due to Dealing Conflicts
Paramount Pictures has put a halt on Mission: Impossible 6, putting development on hiatus until salary issues are worked out with Tom Cruise.
15-20 people had been hired in London to begin soft prep work once writer/director Christopher McQuarrie and Cruise worked out the beats of the film. Those hired to work on design of VFX has been told to stop.
A couple of potential reasons have been swirling. One is the studio is seeking to trim fees with Cruise and other producers. Another is Cruise wants Paramount to up the price he received from Universal for The Mummy, while Paramount wants to pay him around the same as the last film.
This film will happen, and it won't happen without Cruise, so the bump in the road will smooth out fairly quickly you'd imagine. Cruise is currently filming The Mummy, so there's no harm as of yet toward the film's end result. We'll wait until we hear more.