The cat is out of the bag: Christopher McQuarrie will direct the fifth "Mission: Impossible" movie.
The director confirmed the news on his Twitter account Monday afternoon, tweeting this simple message:
Tom Cruise's team then confirmed the news: Tom Cruise, the "Mission" franchise's longtime leading man. McQuarrie was also a screenwriter on the Cruise films "Valkyrie" and "Edge of Tomorrow."
Mission: Accepted- ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) August 5, 2013
The movie is a big priority for Cruise, who left a starring role in the upcoming "Man From U.N.C.L.E." adaptation to focus on the venerable action franchise. Here's hoping he and McQuarrie can make movie magic again.