M:I3Production on the third Mission: Impossible film is imminent. Director J.J. Abrams (God of all good tv shows) will be directing a script by former Alias writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Kurtzman told SCI FI Wire that the shoot will begin on Wednesday, July 13th. Kurtzman said: "We're flying from here [New York] to Rome for the first day of shooting."

The new movie will pick up five years after the events of the last film, but won't deal with the real-life world events that have taken place during that time. The writers took the same approach that they tend to take on Alias: everything is a giant metaphor for what is going on in the world now, but they pull it off without ever using names or countries. "The great thing about Mission: Impossible is that the whole franchise was based on fake countries. They were always going off to Gondwanaland or wherever they were, and it was always kind of a metaphor for some kind of current political situation."

The cast includes Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Laurence Fishburne, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michelle Monaghan and Keri Russell. A role has not written a role for Cruise's fiancee Katie Holmes, despite rumors on the Internet. "But you never know. She definitely will be on set."
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