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Tom Cruise has left the building, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. production building that is. Cruise is jumping ship to devote more time and energy to Mission Impossible 5. The latest word is that director Guy Richie is bringing in Man of Steel’s  lead man Henry Cavill to replace Cruise. Cavill had been up for the secondary role that eventually went to Arnie Hammer. Now Cavill will fill the big shoes in the movie. Cavill is sure to be a box office draw after Man of Steel crushes ticket sales during the summer.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is based on the cult classic TV series which ran for four years in the late 60’s. The men from U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law Enforcement) use their charm and wits, along with fantastic spy gadgets to save the world from the evil forces of Thrush (Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity).

What do you think? Does Cavill have the charm required for the role? I’ve got to say that anyone would have been better in this role than Cruise. He just can’t carry off the suave super spy. Cruise’s much better at playing the super spy that doesn’t play by the rules and pisses everyone off in the process.

It will be interesting to see if Cavill can help jump start a new franchise with the boost his popularity will get from Man of Steel.

Via: Geektyrant

It seems that progress marches on in the development of Mission: Impossible 5, specifically so far as the selection of a new director. And given that Tom Cruise is the star and producer of that franchise, the name being branded about should come as no surprise.

According to Deadline, the frontrunner is Christopher McQuarrie. “I’m told that McQuarrie is the choice to helm the fifth Mission: Impossible film that is in the early stages of being put together by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions,” says the site. “They will hire writers before making it official but he’s the guy that Cruise and J.J. Abrams want.”

The choice of McQuarrie makes sense as he and Cruise already have a good working relationship. McQuarrie wrote the Cruise vehicle Valkerie and directed the actor in the upcoming Jack Reacher film. He also did rewrites on the presently in production All You Need is Kill, and he reportedly did some uncredited re-writes on the last Mission: Impossible movie Ghost Protocol, which grossed a surprising $694.7 at the worldwide box office.

So McQuarrie on an impossible mission: good idea or bad idea, Bastards?

Source: Coming Soon